Can I use a domain name that no longer exists?

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  • #708221

    johnjsal
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    I’d like to change the first part of my blog URL (the “johnjsal” part) to another name that apparently no longer exists. Going to that URL gives the message that “The authors have deleted this blog.” But when I try to use that domain name to create a new address for myself, it says “That hostname cannot be added to this blog.”

    Can I not reuse a name that is no longer being used? Is the name just forever unavailable? :(

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

    #708394

    auxclass
    Member

    Deleted = = Gone Forever

    You can’t – gone is gone forever and WordPress.COM does not recycle names, You need to choose a bit different name or buy a custom domain and map it.

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

    #708398

    johnjsal
    Member

    Aw! But thanks! :)

    #708399

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome

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