I can't register the domain even though it's not taken yet

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  • #2621818

    Hello,
    I was trying to create the site on wordpress.com, and found the domain name I needed – it wasn’t taken yet. On the next step I was asked to sign up, but I didn’t have my account yet – so I clicked ‘register’ instead of logging on my non-existent account. I went through all steps of registration and created the account I’m using at the moment. When I came back to the site creating section I discovered that I can’t choose the name I wanted to use five minutes ago – I was offered a different variation with the word ‘blog’ added, like the name I chose was already taken. Weird coincidences happen, so I checked the address and saw the information that it does not exist yet and question if I want to register it. Of course I want, so I clicked the link and landed again on the page offering me the variation of the name. I haven’t succesfully registered it, because I wasn’t signed in – why it seems like it was taken then?

    The address I want to register so badly is ‘agatawrzesinska.wordpress.com’. No added ‘blog’s or ‘site’s…. I know that once the domain is used, it can’t be reused even after the site was deleted. That’s not my case though, as I haven’t finalised the registration. I wasn’t even half-way throuhg it. I will be very grateful for any help.
    Regards,
    Agata Wrzesińska.

    #2621857

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    As you own the matching username and the site has not been registered yet it is reserved for you to register.

    When we register a username account the matching blog is reserved for our future use. It cannot be obtained by anyone other than the person who has registered the matching username account.

    As the blog is reserved for you (ie. matching username account) and you can register it
    https://signup.wordpress.com/signup/?new=agatawrzesinska

    #2621860

    I tagged the topic “modlook”, because it seems like I totally messed up with seeking for help with my problem. I filled in the contact form in the “Help” section of my profile, and unintentionally submitted it on this forum (my misunderstanding) . I think my question includes a little bit too much of information I didn’t intend to post publicly – like the exact domain address I want to register.
    I would be grateful if somebody could tell me how to contact for help more directly with my quite specific problem and delete this topic, or – if the direct contact isn’t an option – at least delete the line where I mentioned the exact domain address.
    Thank you in advance and sorry for inconvenience.
    Agata.

    #2621862

    timethief
    Member

    I would be grateful if somebody could tell me how to contact for help more directly with my quite specific problem and delete this topic, or – if the direct contact isn’t an option – at least delete the line where I mentioned the exact domain address.
    Thank you in advance and sorry for inconvenience.

    Did you use the link I provided above https://signup.wordpress.com/signup/?new=agatawrzesinska and register the site, or not?

    #2621864

    Oh, I wrote this essay-like reply while you were answering and saw this just after hitting “Submit”…. Thank you for such a fast response! I checked the link, everything seems to be okay – only one small question – can I change the blog name I choose there in the future?
    Thank you once more :)

    #2621865

    timethief
    Member

    can I change the blog name I choose there in the future?

    re: changing a site title or tagline
    Provided you are logged in as Admin under the same username account that registered the underlying .wordpress.com URL and purchased the upgrade the Site title (blog name) and/or the optional Tagline can be changed on the top of this page at any time. Dashboard > Settings > General … “save changes”.

    Go to http://falecomela.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-general.php

    That is exactly where search engine spiders look for the site title and removing it from there can cause issues with getting your content indexed. Note that the site title (blog name) and blog address URL do not have to be the same but it’s better for SEO (search engine optimization) if they are the same.

    re: changing a .wordpress.com address
    We cannot edit any blog URLs. If you want to change the .wordpress.com blog address ie. the URL starting with http:// then you must be logged in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog to do that and the URL you desire must be available. If so, then you can change the URL by using the guide http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/ Then all the content will be the same only the URLs will change and nothing else.

    Be sure to locate the correct page http://en.support.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/dashboard-e1371648470893.png

    Changing a URL is meant to be a permanent and irreversible act. No changed or deleted blog URLs are recycled here, regardless of who registered and deleted them and the only exceptions are made are for URLs that were deleted 2 or more years ago
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    re: purchasing your own custom domain or mapping an existing domain

    The prices are found at > Dashboard > Store and here https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    All support docs are at http://support.wordpress.com

    You can only purchase one year at a time.

    Every upgrade applies to a single blog only and is a one-year subscription that requires renewal at years’ end.

    All that changes when you are domain mapping is the URL and nothing else. The content stays exactly where it is. What domain mapping does its create a seamless transfer between the underlying .wordpress.com blog URLs to the domain URLs no matter where they are on the internet. Visitors who click the underlying .wordpress.com blog URLs will be seamlessly redirected to the exact same content under the domain URLs.

    You can simply publish a post providing the new URL to your existing subscribers and ask them to subscribe to the new URL.

    Please read Domains: Important Notes Before Upgrading http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com sub-domain blog to map from, and the domain name you desire must be available for purchase, or you must already own the domain URL.

    See here if you do not own a domain http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/
    http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/

    See here for mapping an existing domain that you already own http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    if you already have a website you don’t want to affect, and you want to add a blog to it under a subdomain (for example, blog.yourgroovydomain.com) see here http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-subdomain/

    Your payment methods are here https://en.support.wordpress.com/payment/

    Your upgrade history will be here Dashboard > Store> My Upgrades
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/my-upgrades/

    Your billing history will be at Dashboard > Store > Billing History
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/billing-history/

    After you do the primary blog set up it can take between 24 – 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What’s important during that stage is to be patient.

    #2621867

    Hm, do I need to buy an upgrade of some kind to change the blog name (aka site title)? When I went to the “settings”, then the “Site Profile” section I found the “Site title” to be editable. I think that’s what I was looking for so I consider my question answered, although this upgrade thing confuses me a bit…

    #2621868

    timethief
    Member

    The answer is no.

    re: changing a site title or tagline
    Provided you are logged in as Admin under the same username account that registered the underlying .wordpress.com URL and purchased the upgrade the Site title (blog name) and/or the optional Tagline can be changed on the top of this page at any time. Dashboard > Settings > General … “save changes”.

    #2621873

    Okay then. I did my best to use my English language skills and failed ;) Thank you for the help and your patience.
    Agata.

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