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Some trouble with naming?

  1. The wordpress name that I want for my blog - "withnails" is already taken, but the blog has been deleted - is there a way to get that I can activate the name I want since another user deleted that blog?
    Also, currently, I have "dot com" written out after the name of my blog - "withnailsdotcom.wordpress", and am wondering why that is? Will it publish that way?
    Blog url: http://withnailsdotcom.wordpress.com/

  2. but the blog has been deleted - is there a way to get that I can activate the name I want since another user deleted that blog?

    Deleted blog URLs are not recycled.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    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. Why can't blog names be recycled?
    Seems like there could be a really easy way - like w domain names - to do that. What's the reason?
    It's very annoying to not be able to.

  4. Only staff can answer that. Easier to register whatever.com or .net or .org and move on.

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