Usernames expire due to inactivity?

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  • #248124

    egomatic
    Member

    I just made a username, testing the waters to start a blog, and the username I really want is unavailable. Do usernames ever expire due to inactivity, or are there ways I could find posts/comments by this person to see if they are active or not? Are there ways I could e-mail this person if there are no recent posts, asking for the name?

    I’m looking for ‘egotrippen,’ http://egotrippen.wordpress.com is the blog of another user.

    I could live with this name, but I’m basically asking, is there any chance this name will become available?

    #248267

    raincoaster
    Member

    Usernames never expire. You could attempt to contact the owner and ask them to transfer it to you, or you could simply change your nickname and that will change the way your name is displayed everywhere other than the forums and Dashboard. Do that on your Profile page.

    #248268

    boblets
    Member

    You have to ask the person who have the name. Post a comment on his blog. Even though chances are slim that you will get any response (judging from the blog), I think that is your only possibillity.

    #248275

    egomatic
    Member

    The nickname sounds like the best bet. Thanks for the quick reply =)

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