Recovering an address name

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  • #1539162

    egglescake
    Member

    I want to create another blog, but the name I want to use is already taken. When I searched for it, however, it turned out to be occupied by a sample page for a retired theme, rather than a real blog. Is there a way to recover that address name?

    The blog I need help with is gothwifery.wordpress.com.

    #1539310

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, there is not.

    #1539312

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    If you deleted the blog, then it is gone.

    WordPress.com does not recycle or reuse urls. If a url or name has been deleted it is gone forever. You can choose an alternate but similar name, for example, substitute a letter with a number, or add a number to the name you want.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    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.

    #1539313

    raincoaster
    Member

    Tess, this wasn’t deleted: it’s a theme page here. WP.com will never give that up.

    #1539354

    egglescake
    Member

    Oh well, there might be somebody still using that theme. Who knows? Still seems a bit of a shame. I’ll try and find another way around this. Thanks for your answers guys.

    #1539355

    timethief
    Member

    Themes are retired when they no longer support all WordPress features. In cases where the theme has been used on a blog previously the retired theme will be available. However, it is not available to those who have new WordPress.com blogs.

    #1539356

    egglescake
    Member

    timethief, I don’t want the theme. I want the address where its sample pages are hosted.

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