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Reclaiming My Previous Deleted Blog

  1. hi there, I am the author and owner of alabbean.wordpress.com. I deleted it a few days ago, and I now realized that I would like to use wordpress and that URL. Although I was the owner of that URL, it is now still unavailable.

    I understand that deleted blogs are unavailable for other people for the reasons stated in your Support section. However, since I am that URL's previous owner, would it be possible for me to reclaim that URL? Kindly please advise! I look forward to your positive news!

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

  2. darnelldibbles
    Staff

    I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but: http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/

    I would say in the future to make the site you create private instead of deleting it completely. That way, if you have a change of heart in the future, you will still have access to the domain name.

  3. Hi darnelldibbles,

    Thanks for the response. I am now aware of that, which I regrettably should have followed the actions that you suggested. However as I read http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/, it says:

    While we do have the right to reclaim or delete a blog/address for any reason, under our Terms of Service, we very rarely exercise this power and will not use this power to reclaim names of any currently active or deleted sites.

    I know that this is rare, but I am seriously hoping for a moderator/admin to help me out with this.

  4. darnelldibbles
    Staff

    I flagged for moderator assistance to see under what circumstance would such power be exercised. Might be a long shot, but you'll never know if you don't ask right? Be patient, but a staff should come and shed some light on you quandary. Good luck to you!

  5. Thank you darnelldibbles! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

  6. darnelldibbles
    Staff

    My pleasure! Have you considered just purchasing alabbean.com? Not that bad of a contigency plan if you as me. Besides, it as a better ring to it, imo. =D

  7. Hi Alabbean,

    I'm sorry, but deleted blogs cannot be restored or reused. Deleting a blog is permanent and the name cannot be used again. You can start a new blog by logging in to WordPress.com and then going to this link:

    http://en.wordpress.com/signup/

    As darnelldibbles mentioned, you might want to register a custom domain like alabbean.com, instead. Please let me know if you have any questions about that!

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