taking over old unused, deleted blog addresses

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  • #887264

    willgolden
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    My blog is subject-specific and the only titles that really make sense are – EdenRevisited.wordpress.com, – BackToEden.wordpress.com or – ReturnToEden.wordpress.com. All other less relevant, unsatisfactory titles are already under use anyway.

    The former two, “Eden Revisited” and “Back to Eden” are still being used; …..fair enough!

    The last-named blog, “Return to Eden”, however, is no longer used.
    Here is the proof. “The authors have deleted this blog”

    So how do we get it released so that it can be re-used?

    If it cannot…. we are on very dodgy ground here. If someone took a dislike to WordPress, ……he could very easily use existing sampling software to flood WordPress with every permutation of blog-address in the English language and make it impossible to open another blog.

    Surely WordPress must have a contingency to avoid this. Therefore it must be possible to release old unused blog-names, effectively by deletion.

    So, given this, how do I take over the old blog-address ReturnToEden.wordpress.com?

    #887376

    raincoaster
    Member

    Deleted blog URLs are never re-used. Never.

    #887377

    willgolden
    Member

    The proof went missing……
    http://returntoeden.wordpress.com/#!/fresh/
    returntoeden dot wordpress dot com slash hash exclamation slash fresh slash


    hope it’s still there this time

    #887378

    auxclass
    Member

    returntoeden.wordpress.com is no longer available.

    The authors have deleted this blog.

    As @raincoaster stated above – gone is gone

    #887381

    willgolden
    Member

    So, Raincoaster, ….a malicious poster with existing sampling software could effectively close down WordPress by exhausting all blog address permutations!

    What contingency does WordPress have to prevent this?

    #887382

    raincoaster
    Member

    None whatsoever. You are welcome to try, but I’d suggest blocking out a whole afternoon for it.

    #887383

    willgolden
    Member

    It was either grou.ps or ning that suffered this some years ago!

    #887385

    raincoaster
    Member

    I, personally, enjoy hearing that ning suffered.

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