Is there a way to take a previously owned username?

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  • #676471

    … that’s not in use anymore and has been changed to something else?

    #676642

    supportbot
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    #676652

    My reason for posting this is because I want to know if that username will be made available for others to take?

    #676656

    raincoaster
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    No, it will not.

    #676659

    auxclass
    Member

    Usernames remain with the original person that registered it, you would need to contact the original user and have them transfer it to you.

    Blog names are never recycled, if the name you want has been deleted you need to purchase a custom domain and map it or choose another name.

    If the blog name is in use you would need to contact the original owner and have them transfer it to you.

    WordPress.COM respects privacy completely so they will not help you contact a blog owner or account holder.

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