How do I reclaim a blog name I deleted?

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  • #1520135

    basiclaser
    Member

    I wished to wipe a blog I had and start again with a new blog using the same subdomain.
    wordpress now says that the subdomain is no longer available even though I deleted it a day ago. Nobody else has claimed it as far as I am aware.. Who should I contact to release the name ?

    #1520250

    timethief
    Member

    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 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 clicked the blog URL is forever gone, gone, gone.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/

    You cannot recover or register any deleted blog URL. Deleted blog URLs are not recycled, regardless of who registered and deleted them and no exceptions are made.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

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

    Then if you wish to you can register a domain via a domain mapping upgrade because it does not matter what the underlying .wordpress.com address is when you are domain mapping.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/

    #1520255

    basiclaser
    Member

    aww snap I explicitly deleted the blog to start it again. . There should be a warning saying that nobody can ever use that subdomain again.

    #1520258

    timethief
    Member

    Best wishes with your new blog.

    #1520269

    justpi
    Member

    There should be a warning saying that nobody can ever use that subdomain again.

    Sorry, as timethief said there are multiple warnings. In Tools > Delete Site alone, you get this:

    Please review the options below and make sure you’ve selected the one that best fits your need.

    [six options here]

    Permanently delete the site and all content

    Please read carefully. You are trying to permanently delete ~~.wordpress.com.
    
If you do not want ~~.wordpress.com to exist any more, you can delete it. This CAN NOT be undone. It is permanent.

    All of your posts and data, and this site’s address (~~.wordpress.com) will be gone forever.

    If you are sure… [then check the option:] I want to permanently remove ~~.wordpress.com and I am aware I can never get its content or its address back.

    #1520272

    basiclaser
    Member

    and this site’s address (~~.wordpress.com) will be gone forever.


    ah missed that bit

    #1520273

    timethief
    Member

    No kidding! lol :D

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