Custom Domain Not Available, But Isn’t Taken

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    I had an account, which was attached to the domain I’m requesting to use now. I deleted that account months ago. I understood it that if the account was closed for more than 30 days, the domain would be free to use again. How do I get back ownership of that domain?

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    staartmees
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    You can’t. After 30 days all content is purged from the wordpress.com servers and the domain is locked forever, https://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/

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    Note that the 30 days refers to the period after which an email address becomes available again to create a new account or the timeframe within which deleted free sites/accounts may be reactivated by staff.
    PS: You mention “custom domain”? What was the address of the domain? Did you delete a paid plan? If you’re talking about a free subdomain ending in .blog or .wordpress.com as @staartmees says domain and content will be gone.

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