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Why Can't I Register a Blog Name?

  1. I want to register theognosis.wordpress.com, but it says the name is already taken. However, when I visit that URL, it tells me that the URL is no longer available because owners have deleted the blog.

    Is it possible to register that name, or is there something else I should do? Or do I just need to come up with something else?

    Thanks!

  2. hey,

    i think you can't use the same blog name as the site has been deleted ... because wordpress offer many option to the user that to -
    1.free up the site address so somebody can use it
    2. permanently delete this site
    here for your blog name it shows the user had deleted the site so i personally think that you have to try with the other blog name...
    thanks!

  3. thistimethisspace
    Member

    @bjburacker
    No I am sorry but 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 and you can confirm by reading:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    However, 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/

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