Username retrieval. Initially registered for Akismet, required now for blog.

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  • #1078886

    opethian
    Member

    I am Alan Gurling and I would like to secure the username and domain alangurling.wordpress.com. I remember registering this to get an Akismet API but not with a blog, and now I can’t seem to get it back. Also, it looks like Akismet has split with WordPress?

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

    #1079122

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    When we register a username account the matching blog is reserved for our future use. It cannot be obtained by anyone other than the person who has registered the matching username.

    You cannot access any blog and work on it unless you are logged in under the username account that registered the blog. So what you can do is visit https://en.wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword and if required click “Need More Help?”

    If that’s does not work for you then the account recovery form is here https://wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=recovery

    #1079124

    gurling
    Member

    Thank you for the reply.

    Yes, I registered “alangurling” only for an Akismet key as I was using the key for a WordPress.org installation. Unfortunately, performance of WordPress.org installations isn’t usable so I have decided to get a subdomain.

    I have access to the Akismet account, the email address, and the WordPress.com account, it just looks like the “alangurling” username can’t be used to login anymore, nor can it be used for a domain/blog name here.

    I have tried both links and they are not relevant to my issue as I know all passwords and I don’t need to recover both accounts. I just need to get alangurling released, or the domain be created in the account instead of having it as a username only for Akismet.

    Thanks for replying anyway.

    #1079130

    timethief
    Member

    I have flagged this thread for Staff assistance. Please be patient while waiting.

    #1079131

    gurling
    Member

    Again, many thanks for your assistance. :)

    #1079175

    macmanx
    Staff

    Are you able to reset the account’s password at https://en.wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword ?

    #1079200

    gurling
    Member

    Hi there. Yes, I have tried resetting my password but when I use the username “alangurling” none of my email addresses receive the password reset email.

    #1079201

    gurling
    Member

    Checking on it now, it looks like “alangurling” as a user name has changed to “gurling” my last name? This is so odd. How can this happen, as I wouldn’t register using my last name!

    #1079202

    gurling
    Member

    Hi there. I just checked my records and saw that one of my email addresses as flagged the reset password link as spam. This issue is now resolved. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, but I do appreciate your very prompt assistance. Many thanks.

    #1079209

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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