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  • I accidentally registered a domain name with 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?

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  • You can transfer your domain all you have to do is contact 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

    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.

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

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

    Yes, Unfortunately that’s how it works :\

    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?

    How does one contact wordpress support?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    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 instead. No one here has anything to do with domain registrations and we’re not .COM.

    It’s a common misunderstanding. and

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