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How do I get the domain back for a blog I deleted?

Travel Forums System Talk How do I get the domain back for a blog I deleted?

1. Posted by caoilte (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hi,
I thought I'd start a blog here (am already travelling, it's nicely convenient). I got the title a bit wrong the first time so deleted the blog and then tried to recreate it. But now I can't use the name I want for the domain. How do I free it up (I've already deleted it, but it claims to still be there when you visit).

It's
caoilte.travellerspoint.com

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

Yeah, that was done so that if you delete a blog, someone else can't start up a new blog with the same name and really confuse visitors who were still expecting the old blog. We probably should create a branch that does allow the original author to recreate it.
Sam or Peter should be able to clear the name for you when they see this.

(Also, for future reference, you can change the title of the blog under settings -> core information.)

3. Posted by caoilte (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Ah. Thanks. That makes sense. I look forward to getting it going again. It all looks very good.

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

I think the 'delete' blog is probably a bit too easy to find, in comparison to for example the 'edit core settings' button :)

In any case, your blog should now be live again!

Cheers,

Sam