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  1. I would like to create a new blog:, but the WP says Sorry, that site already exists! When i'm trying to reach that url the WP says is no longer available. Is it possible to free that domain? (I was the one who created that in the past, and cancelled)

    The blog I need help with is

  2. If you deleted it, then you must have read the three warnings that say deletion is permanent and irreversible. You will not get the URL back.

  3. Am I the only one who feels this is nonsense? :)

  4. Nonsense or not - that is the rule and this is WordPress.COM's sandbox so they outvote the rest of us

  5. It's perfectly sensible. You got the warnings, and deleted it anyway. Whether or not the original rule is a great idea is irrelevant. It is nonsensical to read that something is permanent and expect it not to be.

  6. Deleting a blog is not easily done. To prevent accidental or inadvertent deletion of blogs, there are multiple warnings given that blog deletion is permanent. Deleting a site permanently removes it and you’ll never be able to reuse its address. If you delete a blog you will not be able to get it back and no one else will be able to use that blog address. You must be sure you never want to use the blog again if you delete it. Lastly, a verification link is sent in an email and must be clicked to delete a blog.

    You ignored the warnings and clicked the verification link so the URL is gone. Deleted blog URLs are not recycled, regardless of who registered and deleted them and no exceptions are made.

    You can register another blog with a similar name.

    Or you can register a domain via a domain mapping upgrade and it will not matter what the underlying address is.

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