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Blog Name Locked Out

  1. Hello

    I started a blog on wordpress.com at the address soupandco.wordpress.com however I deleted this blog as had planned to switch to a self hosted wordpress installation. I have however changed my mind but have discovered that I can no longer recover the name soupandco. Is there anyway to reclaim that name even if it is linked to a new blog?
    Blog url:

  2. No I'm sorry that's not possible. It's unfortunate that you deleted the blog by using these instructions that include 3 warnings and require clicking a verification link in an email. The warnings and verification email state that deleted blog URLs are not recycled. http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/
    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/

  3. Thought that was the case but just wanted to check. Thanks for the quick response.

  4. Sorry it wasn't the answer you wanted to hear and you're welcome.

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