Unable to change blog name but new name is available?

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  • #1156299

    Hi,

    I would like to change my blog name to jennamakes.wordpress.com but when I attempt to do this from the Dashboard, it tells me that the site already exists. However when I go to this URL, it says that the “jennamakes.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this blog.”. Is it possible to change to this blog name please?

    Many thanks in advance.

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

    #1156382

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    No. WordPress does not recycle account / blog names. The URL was deleted by the owner so now it is gone forever.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    You could modify the name, say with a number before or after or try something like J3nnamak3s…

    Or you could pay for a domain upgrade and register jennamakes.com (or .net or one of the others) if it’s available;
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/add-a-domain/

    #1156385

    OK, thanks for the quick reply. That’s a shame. I’ll have a look at the other options suggested.

    #1156388

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You’re welcome. I’m sure you’ll find a good name—how do you think I became 1tess? ≥^!^≤

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