username taken, but not really?

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  • #949772

    mrshopem
    Member

    I had two wordpress accounts (by accident), and my blog URL had my maiden name in it. I am married now so I wanted to change my username and also the blog URL to reflect that. *I hadn’t realized yet that I could just transfer my blog from hopebalfa to hopemustakim and then change the URL. SO, what I DID was change hopemustakim to mrshopem thinking that THEN it would be available I could change hopebalfa to hopemustakim. well basically, I did figure out that I could transfer it, but I’m stuck with username mrshopem because it now says hopemustakim username is taken and the URL is yhus reserved.
    Is there any way that someone on staff could free that up so I can have it back?
    Blog url: http://hopebalfa.wordpress.com/

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

    #949886

    timethief
    Member

    Deleted blogs cannot be restored or reused. Deleting a blog is permanent and the name cannot be used again. There are several warnings about this on the Tools -> Delete Site page and in the help pages, and you are required to confirm the deletion by email.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    #949906

    mrshopem
    Member

    Ithanls for your reply! I actually didn’t delete the blog- I changed usernames (several times).

    #949915

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll flag this thread for Staff attention.

    #949920

    mrshopem
    Member

    Thank you! I just think the username hopemustakim is stuck somewhere in limbo :) hopefully we can get it back to being “available.” then I’ll change mrshopem to hopemustakim and delete my old one- hopebalfa.
    Thank you for helping!

    #950086

    Hi mrshopem,

    Like timethief said, I’m afraid we cannot restore a username once it’s deleted. However, you can change the name displayed in your public profile in the Settings tab on the WordPress.com home page.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    #950126

    hopebalfa
    Member

    What I was really more concerned about is getting that URL- HopeMustakim.wordpress.com
    Since I had that username for a minute, it “reserved” the URL.
    Is there any way to free that up since the username is deleted?

    #950159

    macmanx
    Staff

    Unfortunately, no. Since the username was deleted, the reserved blog is no longer available.

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