Blog expiration

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  • #945718

    I own the public URL for domesticcharm.com (my current one is plural with an ‘s’) but can’t use that blog within WordPress because someone has it already. The blog has a Hello World post from 2009 but hasn’t been used since. Is there any expiration on these where I might be able to obtain it if someone isn’t using it? Any help is definitely appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Brenna

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

    #945815

    timethief
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    There is ni expuration date on blogs unused or otherwise. If you can make contact on your own then there is a means of a consenting blog owner to transfer the blog to another username account. http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account

    #945816

    timethief
    Member

    edit: no expiration **headesk**

    #945902

    klawton
    Member

    I have exactly the same question. In my case, there is a blog using the name of a new iPhone I’m about to release. The blog has 1 hello world post from 6 years ago. Obviously I’ll try to contact the owner, but I’m not optimistic. WordPress has no “use it or lose it” policy to cover this? There are probably many thousands of good blog names in limbo like this.

    #945904

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress has no “use it or lose it” policy to cover this?

    That’s correct. Also note that deleting a blog is forever, the URL cannot be recycled and reused. That’s why 3 warnings are given and why a vertfication link in an email that must be clicked is sent in order to accomplish deletion.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

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