Hello, I just cancelled my premium account and domain name. I’m trying to use the domain name I just cancelled with a host server but it says it’s still taken. I’m wondering if that’s because I just cancelled it and it hasn’t fully processed yet? If so, how long before my domain name will be available to purchase?
The blog I need help with is vegashustlebasketball.wordpress.com.
Canceling a domain name is giving up the right to use that name. Per the “All About Domains” support page, you should NOT cancel a domain name that you’d like to take to another host, because once you cancel it there is the possibility that it will be picked up by someone else before you can re-register it.
I’m going to add a modlook tag to the sidebar here so that a staff member can take a look and see what can be done to make sure you don’t lose your domain name and can get it properly transferred to your new host.
Thank you so much katiebethebrown for doing that. I am so new to this so I appreciate that.
No problem. :)
As mentioned above, you should never cancel a domain you still want to use, as in some cases it can be more than a year before the domain becomes available again.
In this case your domain should be available again by the end of this week, so if you are willing to wait a few days you can then register it directly at the provider where you want to use it.
I can also still restore it to your account with us, but as you’ve already been refunded I’ll first need to send you a link to pay for the domain again in that case.
Please let me know how you would like to proceed.
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