Deleted Blog Address – Want to Start New Blog with Same Address

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  • #960129

    smcag
    Member

    Hi,

    I recently (yesterday) created and then deleted a blog at the address ReviewableMatters.wordpress.com.

    I would like to start a new blog with the same blog address but wordpress is telling me that the address is already in use. However, when I try and access the ReviewableMatters.worpress.com blog, I am told that the blog is deleted.

    Is there a time period that I must wait before the blog address is available again?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks in advance.

    #960218

    thegiddygoat
    Member

    Blog URL’s are never re-used, not even by the original owner. You had to agree to three different warnings about this before actually deleting the blog. Why would you set up a blog and delete it in one day, and then want it back the following day? Was there a plan? You can of course use domain mapping if you want that URL name, but you won’t get the free URL name back on WordPress, not even if you wait.

    #960219

    smcag
    Member

    Wow – that strikes me as a bit strange.

    So, theoretically, I could spend my time opening and deleting as many account names as possible thereby preventing anyone and everyone from ever using the names?

    While I admit it is a bit far flung, it is a bit strange no?

    Thanks for your help.

    #960221

    thegiddygoat
    Member

    But would you really want to do that? And this is for everyone’s protection. What if someone else re-used your deleted URL name, and used it in a ‘bad’ way, and everyone thought it was you?

    #960222

    smcag
    Member

    I of course see your point – however, I guess I feel that it would be a bit juvenile to put any kind of personal information (identification) in a blog address.

    By the same token, there is nothing preventing anyone from starting a blog address with someone else’s name and using it in a “bad” way.

    Just seems like overkill to me – that said, I realize my opinion does not count for much.

    Thanks,

    #960223

    timethief
    Member

    Too bad you deleted the blog. I always suggest bloggers make the blog “private” because they may want to use it again one day in the future and deleted blog URLs here are not recycled.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    You can register another blog with a similar name. http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/

    Or you can register a domain vis 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/

    #960224

    smcag
    Member

    Understood. Thanks for your help everyone.

    Have a good one.

    #960226

    silvermus
    Member

    Actually @smcag i am an artist and have used my real name in blog URL’s so i don’t consider it juvenile at all. Many artists, poets etc need to use their real name. I consider WordPress gold for not allowing the re-use of URL’s, and i hope they never change.

    #960228

    timethief
    Member

    @jansmix
    I’m with you and I like the WordPress.com policy too.

    #960389

    I accidentally made a new blog in an account I did not want to be logged into. I would now like to separate this blog from the others, so when the blogger logs in they don’t have access to the other accounts. Is there a way to do this without creating a whole new blog?
    Thanks!

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