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  • #1271369

    gweneal
    Member

    Hi. I am really new to WordPress, and I chose a URL that I really loved. However, as I couldn’t change the blog title for some reason, I decided to create another blog with that new title, with the old url. So I erased the first URL, checked the box to not use it again -on that blog- at least that’s how I understood it, and now I can’t retrieve it because it was not clear to me I couldn’t use it -never- again.

    Can someone help me? I really want that URL.

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

    #1271458

    timethief
    Member

    That’s not possible as deleted blog URL are not recycled regardless of who registered them and deleted them. http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    If you do change your blog address, permalinks to your old address, including search engine results, will be broken unless you purchase a Site Redirect upgrade.

    7. The final option presented on this screen allows you to discard your current address. This option will permanently disable the address and you will not be able to reuse it. Only select this option if you are sure you will not use the address again. If you want to redirect traffic to the new blog, you can keep the address and purchase the Site Redirect upgrade. http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

    #1271459

    timethief
    Member

    gweneal.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this site.

    However, you can register another blog with a similar name. http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/

    Or you can register a domain via a domain mapping upgrade and it will not matter what the underlying .wordpress.com address is.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/

    #1271467

    gweneal
    Member

    Ah… a shame really, I was really enjoying WordPress, so I’ll consider a mapping in the future. While I understand why they do not let anyone else reuse the name, I don’t understand why the author itself can’t retrieve it… but I thank you for the prompt answer either way.

    #1271469

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

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