Is there any way for URL rewriting in Office 365? If yes, share the steps for the same and useful links.

  • What kind of URL-rewriting are you refering to? Nov 25, 2015 at 7:27
  • I have a url or domain that is very long! How can I create a shorter url that acts as an alias.
    – DRS
    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:38
  • You can just create a friendly url then. Provided you are using managed navigation.
    – Akhoy
    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:41
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    Is it your domain that is to long? like the "zzz.sharepoint.com"? If so, no there is no way to change this in Office 365. You could possibly add an internal DNS entry that points an alias to the full URL but that would only work where your DNS-server is used Nov 25, 2015 at 7:42
  • For example i have abc.sharepoint.com Whenever user enter this url, the user should be redirected to abc.sharepoint.com/site1/SitePages/Home.aspx without going to abc.sharepoint.com/default.aspx
    – DRS
    Nov 25, 2015 at 10:38

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currently there is no friendly name. I understand that within a business having an unrelated url to your standard name is not friendly.

usually if that is the case you should than have DNS setup. If so you can create a CNAME entry in DNS.

so the friendly name could be:

the main website is in mvc hosted on azure or internally that is called:


but you also have other subsite called:




and now you have a 365 site at


but you want it inline with the other sites within the business keeping it clean so:

within DNS create a CNAME that looks like the following:

http://intranet.google.com that points to https://google.sharepoint.com

the final stage is to update your "A records".

the "A recods" would be similar the the CNAME but this time you have the friendly name that points to the 365 ip address instead.

http://intranet.google.com that points to



A Record in cPanel


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