Unfortunately, I can’t register the name/URL that I want; even though it says that the blog with this name/URL is no longer available. The old author of this site has deleted it but then why can’t I register the site? What can I do?
For security reasons, it is against policy for WordPress to reinstate deleted URLs.
Addresses (URLs) for blogs that have been deleted by the owner will remain deleted. We cannot, under any circumstances, allow someone to take over the address of a blog that was previously owned and deleted by its original/previous owner. Please do not submit support requests asking us to do this.