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Getting back a domain name (URGENT)

  1. Hello,

    It seems I reserved a domain name, namely, and that I did a HUGE mistake in handling the domain name, because I cannot get it back.

    I was forced to create another wordpress website with the domain name, but I'm not happy at all with this domain name, although I can use and manage the associated website.

    The question is: how can I get back ASAP the domain name?

    Thanks a lot

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Greetings,
    Hello there,
    Blog addresses are never recycled, but you can register for a custom domain.

    Addresses (URLs) for blogs that have been deleted by the owner will remain deleted. We cannot, under any circumstances, allow someone to take over the address of a blog that was previously owned and deleted by its original/previous owner. Please do not submit support requests asking us to do this.

    Fortunately, there is a nearly infinite supply of unused blog addresses – so our policy should not limit your address selection significantly. You can also register a custom domain for use with your blog so that the original ‘’ domain/URL is never visible to your readers.

    I hope this helps. =)

  3. "I hope this helps. =) "

    Not at all.

    Maybe I didn't explain things clearly. Is there any way for you to check and tell me if I actually was the URL owner of

    Of course I'm ready to provide any relevant information you might need.

    "We cannot, under any circumstances, allow someone to take over the address of a blog that was previously owned and deleted by its original/previous owner. "

    And when the original owner wants to get her address back? i.e. If the same person deleted her blog and then wants it back?

    Trouble is I can't find when I created the address or with which alias. Hence my request: please check who did it and when, then send a message to the associated email address. You'll then see if I am the owner of the address. If this is the case, you'll then be able to tell me how to get things back in order.

    Hope I was clear in my explanations.


  4. Hello Sophanco,
    It doesn't matter who was the owner of the blog. Once a site has been deleted it is gone forever. is no longer available.

    The authors have deleted this site.

    Here is another thread addressing the same issue:

  5. I was considering, before your answers, buying a custom domain name and extensions with WordPress. I fortunately learnt in time that it will sure be better to give my money to your competitors.

    Thanks again for preventing me from doing such a foolish thing as trusting WordPress.


  6. Just a note on deleting a blog, you were warned several times in the process that the domain name could not be reused, you clicked several times that you agreed to those terms, there is also an email with a link to click on to confirm deleting a blog.

    You agreed to the gone forever terms,

  7. To prevent accidental or inadvertent deletion of blogs, there are multiple warnings given that blog deletion is permanent and irreversible. Lastly, a verification link is sent in an email and it must be clicked to delete a blog. If clicking that link does not work then copy and paste it into your upper browser window and click. Once the verification link for deletion is clicked the blog URL is forever gone, gone, gone.

    You can register another blog

    Then if you wish to you can register a domain via a domain mapping upgrade because it does not matter what the underlying address is when you are domain mapping.

    If those options don't suit your then Fare thee well ...

  8. @sophanco

    Did you know that is available? You can purchase it via a domain mapping upgrade and it will not matter what the underlying URL is.

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying subdomain blog to map from and the domain name you desire must be available for purchase, or you must already own it.

    After you have registered a blog you log in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog and purchase a domain name by purchasing an annually renewable domain mapping upgrade for the blog from the blog's dashboard at > Store > My Upgrades.

    See here if you do not own a domain

    See here for mapping an existing domain that you already own

    See here for mapping a sub-domain (for a domain with an existing website) to your blog

    Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades is where you do the primary blog set up knowing it can take between 24 - 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > What's important during that stage is to be patient.

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