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Sweeping blog addresses

  1. Hi,

    I am in the process of starting a new blog and need to come up with a new blog address. During my search I've seen a few 'empty' blogs (1 liner post from 2006 etc. ) that is occupying the blog address. In my opinion the blog address is 'wasted', since likely the original owner of the blog does not even remember of its existence. Does WordPress ever 'sweep' the old, inactive accounts to free up the blog addresses?

    Thanks,

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

  2. I’m sorry, but we do not reuse or reassign blog names on WordPress.com.

    If you like, you can attempt to contact the owner of that blog and ask them if they would like to transfer it to you. You can do this by either leaving them a message using a contact form if it exists, or leaving a comment on an existing page or post requesting they contact you.

    If you are able to reach the blog owner and they are willing to transfer the blog to you, here are the instructions they can use to do that.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account

    If they do not respond or refuse the transfer, you will need to select a different name for your WordPress.com blog.

    Keep in mind we also offer an upgrade for custom domain names and you can use any WordPress.com blog URL underneath a custom domain. For more details about how domain mapping works:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

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