Whenever I try to register, after Blogger suggests "The name xxxxxxx is available to register!", I get the message "Sorry, this blog address is not available".
This seems coincidental, coming after the recent occurrence of people being told that their blogs had been locked for being splogs, then told not when trying to request review.
Now, you see it ("available").
Now, you don't.
And it was this same way yesterday, when I identified this URL.
Are you seeing this confusion?
- What URL are you trying to use or to register?
- Was this ever registered to you?
- Did you ever get a spam warning for this URL?
You use the "Create a blog" wizard, which gives you your new blog if and only if the URL is available. If "Create a blog" (aka "Name your blog") tells you that the URL isn't available, it's not available. The "Create a blog" wizard is the authoritative arbiter here.