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Address change - already exists because of ME. Can I have it back?

  1. daniellestepper
    Member

    I'm new to WordPress and couldn't find a way to change my blog URL from daniellestepper.wordpress.com (my actual name) to entertainmentpsa.wordpress.com (the name of my blog). I decided to add a new blog under that URL and start from scratch. After doing so, I discovered how to change the address, so I deleted the new URL and went to change it - but now it's telling me that I can't have it, because it already exists. I definitely deleted it though, so is there a way to make that address available again so I can use it? It only already exists because I created it! Please help.

    The blog I need help with is daniellestepper.wordpress.com.

  2. daniellestepper
    Member

    Yes, obviously I can understand all that. But again, I'M the one who registered and then deleted that address. It was active for a whole 5 minutes before I realized there WAS a way for me to change my address in the first place without creating a whole new blog. I just want my address to match the name of the blog, because it will be easier to search for as it starts to grow without my full name acting as the address. More to the point, I regret using my full name in the first place. So there's nothing that can be done? It mentions getting permission from the original address owner - again, ME!

  3. If you deleted it WITHOUT selecting the option to recycle the name, then it's gone for good.

  4. daniellestepper
    Member

    It all happened so quickly, I can't be sure. How would I know?

  5. daniellestepper
    Member

    What if I paid for the domain and wanted http://www.entertainmentpsa.com? Would it be available then?

  6. It matters not what the underlying .wordpress.com subdomain URL is when you are domain mapping. Register any .wordpress.com URL http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/ knowing that in order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com subdomain blog to map from.

    If you would like to use that domain to map to from your free hosted wordpress.com blog to it then you will first need to set up domain mapping. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/ set up domain mapping. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    After you make the domain mapping purchase here > Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades and do the primary blog set up it can take between 24 - 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What's important during that stage is to be patient.

  7. daniellestepper
    Member

    So I would only be able to pay for a domain with the WordPress URL of the same name? In other words, if my current address is daniellestepper.wordpress.com, I would only be able to purchase daniellestepper.com? Sorry, I'm still somewhat new and trying to understand.

  8. No. That is not what I said. I said it matters not = it does not matter what the underlying .wordpress.com blog URL is when you are domain mapping.

  9. daniellestepper
    Member

    Oh OK, awesome. Well, except for the part where I now have to pay for what I could have had for free. I can't believe there's no way to get back the name I wanted.

  10. I still think you are confused. WordPress.com is the top level domain here. Every .wordpress.com blog is on a sub-domain and all .wordpress.com blogs are free of charge.

    I can't believe there's no way to get back the name I wanted.

    Believe it because there are no exceptions made.

    To prevent accidental or inadvertent deletion of blogs, there are multiple warnings given that blog deletion is permanent. Lastly, a verification link is sent in an email and must be clicked to delete a blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/

    Deleted blog URLs are not recycled, regardless of who registered and deleted them and no exceptions are made.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    You can register another blog with a similar name. http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/

    Or you can register a domain via a domain mapping upgrade and it will not matter what the underlying .wordpress.com address is.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/

  11. daniellestepper
    Member

    Right, well...

    "Or you can register a domain via a domain mapping upgrade and it will not matter what the underlying .wordpress.com address is.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/"

    Looks like I have no choice, is what I'm saying.

  12. You can register another blog with a similar name. http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/

  13. Looks like I have no choice, is what I'm saying.

    You have two choices - please make one as there are many others who are seeking our help.

  14. daniellestepper
    Member

    I have all I need to know, thanks.

  15. You're welcome and best wishes with your blogging.

    On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/

    The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.

    For information on individual upgrades please see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/upgrades/

    For information on bundled upgrades see here > http://store.wordpress.com/bundles/

    There is no upgrade you can purchase that changes anything stated here http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Happy blogging!

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