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Renaming an organization

If your project or company has changed names, you can update the name of your organization to match.

Tip: Only organization owners can rename an organization. For more information, see "Permission levels for an organization."

What happens when I change my organization's name?

After changing your organization's name, your old organization name becomes available for someone else to claim. When you change your organization's name, most references to your repositories under the old organization name automatically change to the new name. However, some links to your profile won't automatically redirect.

Changes that occur automatically

Changes that aren't automatic

After changing your organization's name:

Changing your organization's name

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile.

    Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization.

    organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Settings.

    Organization settings button

  4. Near the bottom of the settings page, under "Rename organization", click Rename Organization.

    Rename organization button

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