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I want a certain domain name that wordpress tells me is taken, however if I type

  1. What if the domain name I want is taken

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

  2. re: unused blogs

    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. re: reserved blogs
    When we register a username account the matching blog is reserved for our future use. It cannot be obtained by anyone other than the person who has registered the matching username account.

    re: deleted blogs
    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/

  4. Thank you timethief, I completely understand now.

    Also, is it posisble to have this thread deleted? I didn't realize when I posted that it would display my user name and blog address.

  5. You can enter the top of the thread and mark it "resolved" but beyond that I'm sorry the answer is "no".

    Always be aware that you are posting to a public forum, and that forum topics may only be deleted if they represent a valid security or personal safety concern. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpresscom-forums-code-of-conduct?replies=1

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