Can you recover a site name from a site that is inactive?

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  • #1170680

    kmeadow1
    Member

    Hello:

    I am interested in starting a new blog. However, I want this blog to have the following URL: thecurrents.wordpress.com. It is taken now, but it is inactive (since 2006). Is there any way the site name can be recovered so I can use it? Please help. Thank you!

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

    #1170799

    raincoaster
    Member

    If the blogger left contact details on teh blog, contact them and ask for it. If not, try leaving a comment. That’s all you can do: staff will not intervene.

    #1170804

    @ raincoaster, i lost a blog about two years ago, do you think i would be able to get the name back without content.

    #1170805

    raincoaster
    Member

    Depends: did you delete it or just forget the login? If you deleted it, it’s gone.

    #1170806

    No, wordpress took it of me for coping :)

    #1170807

    copying :)

    #1170808

    But the blog name would still be logged with wordpress, would it not.

    #1170809

    raincoaster
    Member

    Do you mean it was suspended? What’s the link?

    #1170810

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Apparently, yes, wordpress.com still has a record of it. Was that blog suspended for violation of ToS?
    What is the link starting with http://?

    #1170811

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    ~raincoaster…
    good afternoon…

    #1170812

    raincoaster
    Member

    Good afternoon. I’m passing you the baton and going for a nap.

    #1170841

    Thanks Tess this is me two years ago on the forum and the url is there.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/trying-to-add-meta-tag?replies=14

    #1170842

    auxclass
    Member

    harrythehandyman.wordpress.com is no longer available.

    This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service.
    For more information and to contact us please read this support document.

    Yes the TOS people did not like something you did – but you could have challenged it – sometimes sites come back from the suspended

    I was wondering what happened to Harry

    Yes that site name is gone

    #1170843

    Harry is still here i have two blogs now :) but i know where i went wrong with that blog :)

    I’ll just start again and alter the name a little.

    #1170844

    I’m getting a server error message at http://harrythehandyman.wordpress.com

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    #1170845

    csonnek
    Staff

    Hi dribblingpensioner.

    You will need to contact the Terms of Service support team by filling out the form at the bottom of this page:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/

    Be sure to include “harrythehandyman.wordpress.com” in the website field and they will be able to answer your question regarding why your site was removed.

    Let us know if we can help with anything else.

    #1170846

    Thanks TT

    @ csonnek, i will fill the form in and thank you its worth a try, i know why it was suspended but its just the name i want back less the content.

    #1170888

    timethief
    Member

    @dribblingpensioner
    You’re welcome.

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