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  1. Hi.
    someone has registered a wordpress.com sub domain I'd like to use.
    They appear to have registered it in 2008 and have not added any content at all.
    Is there a way to force the release of the domain so I can use it?

  2. The answer is "no". There is no expiration date on blogs unused or otherwise. If you can make contact on your own with the owner of an unused blog 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.

    If you are not successful, 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. Thanks for letting me know. Much appreciated.

  4. You're welcome.

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