I followed the steps mentioned in the below MS Article. However, it is not working for me. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/manage-site-redirects
What I did for testing:
- created a new site: https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/abc (communication site template)
- renamed it to: https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/abcNew
- Ran the script: Remove-SPOSite -Identity https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/abc
However, I'm getting an error. Error: "The requested operation is not supported for site: https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/abc."
Is it that the site: "https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/abcNew" must be deleted so that the old URL can be released? If not, then why the command is not working?