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Trying to setup a blog - getting conflicting info

  1. I am trying to setup the blog name http://www.sadiquahamdan.wordpress.com but the system says it is already taken. When I type the address on the internet, the following message comes up: "sadiquahamdan.wordpress.com is no longer available...the authors have deleted this blog." Help, please.
    Blog url: http://sharpthinkingcomunications.wordpress.com/

  2. When you get a message that a blog name is already taken it means that someone else has used it before or is still using it. You can only have a blog name (URL) if it is available, and on wordpress.com they are never re-used, not even by the person whose blog it was.

    So if the person had a blog with that name and they deleted it, you still can't use it. It's not available.

    You'll have to think of another name for your blog, maybe just change a letter or add a number or something.

    I've always found the best way to check if a blog name is available is to type variations of it into Google with the .wordpress.com following it and see if it takes me to the create a new blog page here. If it doesn't - try a different name.

  3. You might like to read this page, which explains it a bit more:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

  4. Thank you so much!

  5. You're welcome.

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