Teams Domain Migration

Stack Overflow for Teams is getting its own domain and a fresh experience.

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Written by Joel Bradley
Updated over a week ago

Tags | Migration |

Applies to: Free, Basic, Business

Enterprise users can access their documentation here. Find your plan.

NOTE: if you're having problems accessing your team at the new URL, jump to the "Troubleshooting" section at the bottom of this article.

Summary of changes

  • Stack Overflow for Teams will have a new domain separate from the public community.

  • You'll access your private team at Private teams will no longer appear in the left sidebar on, so you won't be able to access them from the public site.

  • Stack Overflow for Teams will have an updated interface to visually distinguish when you're working in your private team and when you're in the public Stack Overflow community.

  • Users should update any existing bookmarks or workflows to accommodate the new URL when the migration is complete.

Introducing a new domain for Stack Overflow for Teams
To improve product experience, security, and scale, we’re separating the public site and your Stack Overflow for Teams site. This has two main benefits:

  1. Provides you with better visibility into whether you are working within your private Team or in the global, public community.

  2. Helps Stack Overflow better service, test, and improve Teams without making infrastructure changes to our public site (and vice-versa).

What’s changing?

Currently, we host Stack Overflow for Teams on the domain along with our public site. To separate the sites, we're moving Teams onto its own domain dedicated to hosting Teams. All existing[team_name] links will redirect to the new domain[team_name].

This means your URL will change from[your_team] to[your_team], and private teams will no longer appear in the left sidebar on

Bringing clarity and security to how you find answers
In addition to accessing your team through a new URL, you'll notice a refreshed look and experience on Stack Overflow for Teams. The updated interface helps visually distinguish when you're working in your private Team and when you're in the global, public Stack Overflow community.

One of the most significant changes is that you'll no longer see private teams in the left sidebar on Instead, you'll access private teams from the new domain.

A new "FOR TEAMS" tile in the upper-left navigation shows when you're on the Teams domain. You can easily switch between your private teams using a drop-down menu located next to the search box.

Also, this release restores the Inbox button to the top of the screen for easier navigation.

Unified Search
Unified Search works across Teams and the public community site, giving Teams users a searchable, read-only index of the public site within their private teams search results. This means you can read answers from the public site when you search, but you can't post on from your private team. This ensures you and your team members benefit from the global community’s wealth of knowledge while eliminating accidental posts outside of your organization. You'll still be able to use personal accounts to engage with the global community outside of your private team.

To include results from the public site in your Teams search, check the Include results from checkbox in the search results box.

What action is required?

Once the migration is complete, update any existing bookmarks or workflows you have to accommodate the new URL ([your_team]). You'll no longer be able to access your private team from the public site.

Timeline and support

We'll begin migrations in November and finish by the end of the year. When we schedule your team’s migration, we'll notify Teams administrators with dates and details. All users will receive migration communications from Stack Overflow via email and in-application messages.


If you're unable to locate your Team at, or if you see the error "This email is already in use", you've likely logged into with the wrong email address. You need to log in to with the same email address you used for

If you don't remember which email address you used, log back in to (or use a browser that's still logged in) and access Look for the email address used for your latest login.

Log out of, then log back in to using the email address you used for

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