Claim an un-used url.

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  • #963282

    matthowlett
    Member

    I’ve read several articles related to this subject and, if I’ve understood them correctly, WordPress can allow users to claim url’s that are inactive.

    I’ve tried to claim two similar url’s but variances were taken (but both have been inactive for several years). I commented on both and received no response.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks,
    Blog url:

    #963393

    timethief
    Member

    Blogs belong to those who registered them. There is no expiration 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 In the case that there is no contact information Staff will not breach the privacy policy and provide you with an email address.

    #963400

    matthowlett
    Member

    Ok cool. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

    #963401

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry it wasn’t the answer you wanted to hear. Thank you for not shooting the messenger.

    #963406

    matthowlett
    Member

    No worries. I’ll just keep digging for a good url.

    #963409

    timethief
    Member

    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/

    #963413

    matthowlett
    Member

    Thanks for the help. So I’d purchase a domain then ‘map’ it to a random WordPress url but the visible url will be the one I purchased? (Bit of a blog newb).

    #963415

    timethief
    Member

    Yes. Your visitors will see only the domain URLs and not the underlying .wordpress.com URLs. If you like to you can read this for more complete infomation > Do I need a Domain?

    #963417

    matthowlett
    Member

    Great TKS!

    #963419

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. It’s my opinion that if you are committed to blogging over the long term purchasing your own domain nand establishing your brand is the way to go. If you do purchase a domain then know that if should you decide to hire a web host and set up a wordpress.org install one day then all you do is update the nameservers.

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