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[closed] How long until I can register my domain name again after cancellation? (9 posts)

  1. BryanSchiavone
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I accidentally registered a domain name with WordPress.com instead of GoDaddy, then I cancelled it 10 minutes later. They say on WordPress that after cancelling I may not be able to register it again, but it was an honest mistake and I fixed it as soon as possible.

    Now, I can't register the name on either site because it says it's already taken. Is this temporary? Do I just have to wait it out? Is there anything I can do about it?

  2. Jordan.
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can transfer your domain all you have to do is contact wordpress.com and ask for your EPP Key once you have obtained this go to the link below and follow the instructions.

    Note: You will have to wait 60 days till you can transfer it

    http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/1592/transferring-domain-names-to-us

  3. BryanSchiavone
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The domain is already cancelled. I don't want to transfer it, as I don't even own it. I just want to register it again, but it's somewhere out there in cyberspace and I can't get it back.

  4. Jordan.
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you want to register it again you will have to wait another year. Unless you can contact wordpress.com support and see what they can do.

  5. BryanSchiavone
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Another year for a mistake? Wow. I've sent them an e-mail and haven't heard back yet.

  6. Jordan.
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, Unfortunately that's how it works :\

  7. theladywithquestions
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was just wondering if anything came out of this? Did you have to wait another year? I did the exact same thing before realizing godaddy was cheaper! Now I cant retrieve my name. It's sooo annoying. Literally cancelled it within 20 mins of buying it. Do they have any customer care number to call?

  8. theladywithquestions
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How does one contact wordpress support?

  9. If you have a self-hosted WordPress.ORG software installation then you've already contacted WordPress support. These volunteer support forums staffed by people like you is the support model.

    Cool right? ;)

    If you mean WordPress.COM which is not this place then try asking at http://en.forums.wordpress.com/ instead. No one here has anything to do with domain registrations and we're not .COM.

    It's a common misunderstanding.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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