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Request WordPress user to delete abandoned blog in order to free URL (5 posts)

  1. Susikki
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've come up with several names for a new blog I plan to start but all are taken, three by persons who have created a blog and not written a single thing on it. The blogs have only the automatic 'this is a post' and 'this is a comment' items on them and are effectively abandoned. I would like to use the URLs. Is there a way to redistribute a blog URL to another WordPress user? If so, is there a way to do this without requiring any effort on the part of the abandoner, who may well have stopped responding to the linked email account, let alone blog comments on an abandoned blog?

  2. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No. You don't have a say in someone else's property. They can do with it what they will, within reason.

  3. I've come up with several names for a new blog I plan to start but all are taken, three by persons who have created a blog and not written a single thing on it.

    I'm 99.999% sure you are referring to WordPress.COM blogs. If that's the case you are in the wrong forum. This is WordPress.ORG and there are no blogs hosted here.

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

    For any WordPress.COM support visit this link instead.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

  4. Susikki
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you Jan for pointing out that I'm in the wrong forum.
    To Andrew: I have had a reply from one user who is happy to delete their blank blog in order to free the URL. If they simply delete their blog, will it become available, or will it fall through the cracks and remain frozen? Apparently there are multiple options when deleting a blog.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This may answer your question:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    But as Jan mentioned, these forums do not have anything to do with .COM sites or policies so you'll need to ask there for further help.

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