How to Downgrade to .Com

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  • #1379486

    3rhomecare
    Member

    Hello,
    I want to down grade (maybe wrong word, sorry if someone doesn’t like it) my own domain http://www.webcreators.ca to wordpress.com, the site: webcreators.wordpress.com has already been taken so I want to do webcreator.wordpress.com, but it doesn’t allow me to grab it, error message says:
    webcreator.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this site.

    The error message doesn’t make sense to me: If the site is deleted, why it is no longer available?

    Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is www.webcreators.ca.

    #1379549

    supportbot
    Member

    The blog you specified at http://www.webcreators.ca does not appear to be hosted at WordPress.com.

    This support forum is for blogs hosted at WordPress.com. If your question is about a self-hosted WordPress blog then you’ll find help at the WordPress.org forums.

    If you don’t understand the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, you may find this information helpful.

    If you forgot to include a link to your blog, you can reply and include it below. It’ll help people to answer your question.

    This is an automated message.

    #1379552

    3rhomecare
    Member

    super robot! I don’t need help on http://www.webcreators.ca, it shows up in the dropdownlist automatically

    #1379553

    timethief
    Member

    To be clear on this you cannot register a deleted 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 blog with a similar name. http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/

    Or you can register a domain via a domain mapping upgrade and it will not matter what the underlying .wordpress.com address is.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/

    #1379604

    3rhomecare
    Member

    Thanks

    #1379606

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    #1379607

    auxclass
    Member

    However: http://webcreatorsca.wordpress.com/ – is open and available

    http://webcreators.wordpress.com/ – is taken but does not seem to be used – you could try leaving a comment on the blog and maybe the owner would transfer it to you

    and as noted above – you can map your existing name to a blog here $ 13.– / year

    You also need to read the Terms of Service before you move (you can’t put ads on a blog here)

    #1379615

    3rhomecare
    Member

    Thanks auxclass, I did see lots of people having ads on their blogs, how come you say ads are not allowed?

    #1379617

    auxclass
    Member

    You can not sell ad space, I think I saw some ads on your current .ORG install, some people move here and don’t understand that part. Just did not want you to be surprised if you moved here.

    Also to keep the hosting cost “free” WordPress.COM sometimes places ads on blogs here unless you have purchased the No Ads Upgrade $ 30.– / year.

    Then there is the part that WordPress.ORG installed blog look almost exactly the same as a WordPress.COM blog and that leads to confusion about ads.

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