Name reserved

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  • #1112560

    susankfish
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    I’m trying to register a wordpress blog name (susanfish.wordpress.com) and it says the name is reserved. What does this mean?

    #1112661

    timethief
    Member

    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.

    #1112681

    susankfish
    Member

    That’s kind of what I figured. I hoped it meant that it was a name I would have to pay for — because I’m willing. Whoever reserved the name isn’t using it, sadly.

    #1112683

    timethief
    Member

    There is no expiration date on blogs unused or otherwise. If you can make contact on your own with the owner of an unused blog then there is a means of a consenting blog owner to transfer the blog to another username account. http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account

    In the case that there is no contact information Staff will not breach the privacy policy and provide you with an email address.

    If you are not successful, 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/

    #1112684

    timethief
    Member

    Oops! Posting the first two paragraphs above made no sense. I apologize for that. I intended to post only the last two paragraphs. Sorry.

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