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Dead URLs can't be reassigned

  1. bruceonbowling
    Member

    I want a wordpress URL that has not been posted to since 2006. I left a message but my guess is the poster isn't even checking anymore.

    I contacted support and they were great about responding, but said too bad, dead URLs can't be retired or reassigned.

    I can have my own hosted name have a wordpress URL underneath, but I don't like this solution, I'm happy with the [free] wordpress URL.

    Any ideas on how to proceed?

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

  2. therattlingdoor
    Member

    What is it you are actually asking? You know you can't have the URL, you've contacted the blog owner, you've contacted support, you don't want your own hosted name, so what is you want? The URL you want cannot be taken from the other person and given to you, just because they are not using it.

  3. bruceonbowling
    Member

    "The URL you want cannot be taken from the other person and given to you, just because they are not using it."

    Why not? Who does that benefit? I want the policy changed that if you don't post for six years or some other reasonably long timeframe your URL is subject to reassignment. This way a very generic URL can be used productively instead of sitting idle. It helps WordPress and it helps me promote my blog.

    I was also asking for other ideas on what else I might do - it doesn't look like you have any.

  4. The policy isn't going to be changed. Usually I suggest just registering a whatever.wordpress.com URL and then buying a Custom Domain.

  5. bruceonbowling
    Member

    "The policy isn't going to be changed."

    Does anybody else think this is a good idea? We're not talking a few months, we're talking 6 years with no posts, no replies, nothing. It's a bad policy without some sort of statute of limitations.

    Anyway, thanks for the replies.

  6. It's a bad policy without some sort of statute of limitations.

    I like the no statue of limitations - I specifically set up a history blog here because it should live on for a long time

  7. Blogs belong to those who registered them. There is no expiration date on blogs unused or otherwise. If you can make contact on your own then there is a means of a consenting blog owner to transfer the blog to another username account. http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account In the case that there is no contact information Staff will not breach the privacy policy and provide you with an email address.

    You can register anothr blog 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/

  8. I want the policy changed ...

    I want a billion dollars.

  9. I want to see those, who turn support forum threads into combative harangues by provoking rather than pacifying to flock off to chat foums or to places like faceplant.

  10. The policy isn't going to be changed, no matter how people feel about it.

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