How do I reclaim a blog name I deleted?
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best wishes with your new blog.
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.
and this site’s address (~~.wordpress.com) will be gone forever.
ah missed that bit
No kidding! lol :D
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