Blog domine reserved. Asking for "freeing" it.

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  • #724627

    javierlight5
    Member

    Hi there.

    I’ve tried to create a new blog called “Space Cow” and I cannot use http://spacecow.wordpress.com

    It’s not owned by anyone. In fact, when you enter there, it says “spacecow.wordpress.com DOESN’T EXIST”

    Below that, it says: “The address spacecow.wordpress.com is reserved and cannot be registered, but you can sign up and choose another one.”

    So, I think it’s because someone created a profile with “Spacecow” as its name. As the name of your blog is the same as your nick, I think that it is the reason it’s “reserved”.

    So, what should I do to get that url free? I mean, if it’s not being used, it’d be logical to “free” it and let use it.

    Waiting for an answer,

    Javier Light.

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

    #724735

    timethief
    Member

    So, I think it’s because someone created a profile with “Spacecow” as its name. As the name of your blog is the same as your nick, I think that it is the reason it’s “reserved”

    Blognames are the same as usernames as far as availability is concerned. To clarify, usernames can become blognames (because we reserve the blogname upon registering), but blognames cannot become usernames.

    So, what should I do to get that url free?

    That’s NOT possible.

    When a blog is deleted here at WordPress.com deletion is forever and URLs are not recycled and reused.

    #724736

    timethief
    Member

    If you do not wish to register another blog you can purchase a domain name and domain mapping upgrade. Then it will makes no difference at all what a .wordpress.com sud-domain URL is as you will be mapping from it to the domain URL.

    #725086

    javierlight5
    Member

    Ok, thank you very much.

    I’ve purchased a new domain name and I’ve changed the “Blog’s name”. I didn’t know that it’s impossible to recycle URLs here, so it’s something good to learn.

    Problem solved.

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