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Can I route an old, deleted blog of mine to direct to a new domain?

  1. If I register the domain for an old free blog that I deleted, can I get that old, deleted address to route to the new domain when people click on old links to my deleted blog?

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

  2. I am sorry but you cannot claim a deleted blog URL. No one can use a deleted blog URL regardless of who registered it. Deleted blog URLs are not recycled here. You can confirm by reading:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    However, 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. Hello,
    I had a free blog (thewomanandthedragon.wordpress.com) that I deleted. In retrospect, I should have set it to private instead of deleting it. Now I want to continue that blog, so I'm thinking of registering thewomanandthedragon.com. My question is this: can I somehow set it up so that when people click on old links to my deleted blog that they get routed to my new domain?

  4. It matters not what the underlying .wordpress.com URL is when domain mapping. The reason we purchase domain mapping is so that there is a seamless redirect from the old sub-domain URL to the same content under the new domain URL every time a link is clicked anywhere on the interent. See: http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/04/02/do-i-need-a-domain/
    Then see:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/#important-notes-before-upgrading

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