how can I change microsoft Windows 2012 r2 domain name

I may have need to change our Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 domain name (e.g.  mycompany.local  to  newcompany.local ).  If so, is there a safe way to change the domain name?  Or is this something that should not be considered?
Ken StokesChief Information OfficerAsked:
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Casey WeaverConnect With a Mentor Network EngineerCommented:
It is a fairly straight forward process. You can follow this guide here (and maybe practice it in a lab so you're comfortable with the steps!)

https://mizitechinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/simple-guide-how-to-rename-domain-name-in-windows-server-2012/
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Ken StokesChief Information OfficerAuthor Commented:
This solution looks correct.  I have not opted to proceed yet until I review all possible ramifications of doing so.
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