I deleted my old blog and took with it the new domain I was registering. Help?
Earlier today I was going to register a new free wordpress account. Both the user name and URL I wanted were available. When I entered my email address it told me I was already registered and could not register two user names under one email address. Okay. I logged into my account and set upon making some changes, deleting a old site, changing my user name, attempting to change my URL… Uh-oh, the URL I am requesting is already in use..? I went to the URL and saw “this page has been deleted”. Ummm okay, it was available a hour ago. So what am I going to do? I can’t delete my account but I can transfer my email address and start over fresh with at least my user name by changing it on the account I transferred making it available again right? WRONG! Nope nope nope, changing my username will forever and ever delete it a prevent new users from registering it. Well what can I do now? I really don’t know because I am pretty sure I deleted the URL when I changed my username and deleted my old URL without knowing what I was doing. Is there ANYTHING I can do to retrieve it or is it gone forever? I really don’t think anyone else registered the account and the deleted the domain within the hour or two of me messing around trying to restructure my account the way I wanted it.
The blog I need help with is greenergoodgeek.wordpress.com.
I have switched back to my original email address in order to preserve the username.
What actual URL do you want? What actual username do you want?
If you deleted the URL, it’s gone forever. Pick a different name.
readby12.wordpress.com and the username readby12. I have the user name.
https://readby12.wordpress.com/ is deleted all righty. I suggest registering a whatever.wordpress.com URL and use the $18 a year Custom Domain and Mapping upgrades to get whatyouwant.com instead. In my experience, buying a custom domain is never the wrong decision.
I think that is what I will likely end up doing, thank you. I am still very confused by how this happened because I did not actually delete domain. I have the conformation email and it was for the right blog. When I look at my achievements I see a first post on https://readby12.wordpress.com from twelve months ago (long before I decided to change it today) but the ONLY blog I deleted today was https://thedrunkguy.wordpress.com. I really don’t know how this managed to happen and I would like to know.
Your’e the second person who’s reported something like this today. It’s worrying indeed if random blogs are getting deleted. I will flag this for staff to take a look.
Thank you for your time and advice. I really appreciate it!
I have responded to you privately. Please check your email and respond from there if you have any questions.
The topic ‘I deleted my old blog and took with it the new domain I was registering. Help?’ is closed to new replies.