Obtaining wordpress domain in use [inactive] and mapping currently owned domain
I’d like to contact the owner of a blog address that is inactive, so that I can map my owned domain to WP .
I currently own one of the domains in us . Can you help me get this sorted out? Thanks very much
The blog I need help with is scioscia.wordpress.com.
That’s not possible. Moreover, it does not matter what the underlying .wordpress.com blog URL is when you are domain mapping.
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
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.
so that I can map my owned domain to WP
Follow these instructions if you already have a domain that you registered elsewhere, and you want to map that domain to your blog. http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/
After you make the domain mapping purchase here > Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades and do the 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.
WordPress.com does not become party to these sorts of things, and will not give out personal information such as email addresses for privacy reasons. If the site you are interested in has a contact page, use that to contact the owner and if it does not, leave a comment on the site and see if they will respond. If they do and are willing to transfer it to you, then have them follow this procedure: http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account .
If they aren’t willing, or they don’t respond, I’m afraid that will be the end of it.
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