en WordPress.com Forums › Support starting on wordpress Author Posts June 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm #927799 blacksheep101Member Hello everyone, I am going to be opening a blog and I was wondering, do i own my name??? for example, if my name is blacksheep. then i have blacksheep.wordpress.com Do i own blacksheep? Do i have to buy the name? If i move to another blog or change blacksheep.wordpress.com to blacksheep.com or .org, DO I OWN THE NAME? Thanks! June 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm #927892 auxclassMember blacksheep.wordpress.com is taken – has been since 2005 if you registered a blog as blacksheep101.wordpress.com then you would own it – it is for only your blog here at WordPress.COM – blacksheep.com has been registered since 1999 (as well as all the variations (.ORG etc) so you would need to find a different name June 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm #927893 timethiefMember This is your WordPress.com username blacksheep101 and as username accounts are never deleted no one else will ever have that username here at WordPress.com. June 25, 2012 at 6:04 pm #927896 auxclassMember PS – your blog here at WordPress.COM is free (i.e. blacksheep101.wordpress.com ) – if you get a different name and map it to your blog here (your-name.com) then it will cost you extra Author Posts The topic ‘starting on wordpress’ is closed to new replies.