Do you need O365 licenses if forwarding email to new domain on O365, ie will it be double?

Thanks for reading,

The client wants to add another domain to his O365 subscription and make that the new primary domain (same users). Emails mailed to the old domain must be forwarded to the new domain.

It is possible to do this without having to buy more licenses? Can the emails be migrated from old to new  domain easily?

Regards
George
GeorgeFurnellAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Gareth GudgerSolution ArchitectCommented:
So you want to keep everything up at Office 365?

If so, you don't need a new plan/subscription. Just add the second domain to the existing account. And make it the primary domain.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
R--RCommented:
Why are you going for a new subscription. You can add additional domain in the same old subscription. Doing this way you don't have to buy licenses and also don't have to forward emails.

Is there a specific reason for new subscription?
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden with our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Download your free eBook now!

GeorgeFurnellAuthor Commented:
Thanks Gareth & R-R,

Your feedback has helped, but show me that my understanding is incorrect.

We want to keep both domains on O365 - yes
I know that I can add the domain to the existing account - thanks

How will I get the email that's still sent to the old domain to be delivered in the mailboxes for the new domain?

Regards
George
Gareth GudgerSolution ArchitectCommented:
Those two links should get you to where you need to be to receive email for both domains in your one account.
GeorgeFurnellAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone, for the advice.

In the end the missing part for me was not knowing that one could create a new email address for an existing user, and this address can be for the new domain just added.

Regards
George
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Internet / Email Software

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.