Hi, I am new to WordPress. My business name is dani photography, but daniphotography.wordpress.com has already been taken, as well as daniphotograph.wordpress.com.
However, when I checked on daniphoto.wordpress.com, it says that it is available. But when I click on Crete Blog, it says, “Sorry, that blog is reserved!” any idea what that means?
Thank you for your time,
http://daniphoto.wordpress.com is available, but you are receiving the error message because “daniphoto” has already been registered as a username. So, all you need to do is register an available username from http://wordpress.com/signup . Once your account is activated, you can log in and visit http://en.wordpress.com/signup/?new=daniphoto to add the blog to your account.
Sorry this procedure does not work for me.
When I click in “My Blogs” on the button “Register Another Blog” (http://wordpress.com/signup/?ref=myblogs-another) and fill in to register semmel.wordpress.com which should be available, the next page says “Sorry, that blog is reserved!”
I am registered as a valid user already, double registering as yet another wordpress.com member and trying to sign up for semmel.wordpress.com again does not change a thing!
hello, i experience the exact same problem
the domain name i wish to register as my blog seems to be free when trying to visit it but when im going to do the actual register in my account i get “Sorry, that blog is reserved!” =/
Could reserved blog names relate to blogs that have been deleted? The blog name would not then be available as they’re never re-used.
Any ideas, staff?
I am having the exact same problem.
And my user name is not = blog name I want to register
This has happened to others and it’s not actually “reserved”. There is a glitch and you must contact Staff to have it sorted http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
Bubel, thank you for taking the time to reply, but that didn’t work for me.
Semmel and B00gie, good luck!
Timethief, thank you, I will try contacting the staff. Wish me luck!
Speaking of which, I would like to know if the reverse is true. As you can see on the left, my username is tbol3, but my main blog is (or rather was, before I moved it to wp.org), leifandersen.wordpress.com. As an experiment, I tried to register with the username leifandersen, but couldn’t do it. Is that because by owning the leifandersen.wordpress.com blog, I have somehow reserved that username? It’s just a curiosity, nothing series. Thank you.
Please refer to the Staff comment:
Blog names are being reserved for those with matching usernames. If you own the corresponding username and are still encountering this error, please contact us in Support. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/reserved-blog-1?replies=20#post-423316
I’ve had a few rounds of email with someone named Naoko in support. They weren’t incredibly descriptive of this problem–which I also was experiencing. @timethief‘s response (3:23pm on Jan 19th) is the most I’ve seen. And explains it for me. Thanks @timethief, even if I’m bummed about what it means for the blog name I was hoping to use. :-(
Well, being the bearer of sad tidings sucks but I do appreciate the thanks.
The “reserved” error message has been fixed and now it says it’s “not available” if you’re not logged in as the user with a matching username.
To add a blog with your username, go to http://en.wordpress.com/signup/ and entering your username in the “Blog Domain” box.
Please contact support if you are experiencing any problem adding your blog.
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