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Choosing A Name For Your Blog - Rules Are Simple

The first task in starting a new blog involves taking an available blog name (aka "URL").

The rules for picking a blog name are reasonably simple.
  1. Pick a blog name.
  2. If "Create a blog" gives you that name, it's yours. Continue with #4.
  3. If "Create a blog" shows "Sorry!", pick another name, and continue with #2.
  4. Setup your new blog.

Some folks need even simpler rules.
  1. If "Create a blog" gives you the name of your choice, it's yours.
  2. If "Create a blog" does not give you that name, you have to pick another.

Which ever rules you wish to go by, the "Create a blog" wizard has the final say.

There are several reasons why "Create a blog" may not give you the name of your choice.

Deleted - or dormant - the URL is not available.

Some people think that deleted and dormant blogs should be subject to different rules.
I see
Sorry, the blog at thenameofmydreams.blogspot.com has been removed.
Who do I contact, at Google, to have "thenameofmydreams" re issued, to me?
and
The blog at thenameofmydreams.blogspot.com has not been updated for over a year. Who do I contact to have it re issued, to me?

There are several reasons for blog deletions - and none for URL recycling.

There are several reasons why a blog may have been deleted - and each reason produces different availability issues.
  1. If you are (were) the owner, and you deleted it under 90 days ago, you are allowed to un delete it.
  2. If you are (were) the owner, and you deleted it over 90 days ago, it is gone.
  3. If someone else is (was) the owner, and they deleted it, they likewise have up to 90 days to un delete it.
  4. If Blogger deleted it, the owner (you, or another person) has eternity to have it reviewed (and possibly, recovered).
Dormant blogs are simpler to discuss - since dormant blogs, in reality, do not exist. There are no requirements for posting frequency or volume.

If the name is made available by Blogger, then "Create a blog" will be able to assign it to you - if it is available, when you request it. If it's not made available, you can't have it.

Accounts and addresses do not expire, they remain the owners property.

Blogger Support said it, so simply.
Blogger accounts and Blogspot addresses do not expire. Therefore, we can't take away somebody's blog address to give to you.
If it's not available, they will not re issue it to you. This is an intentional limitation, to prevent identity theft using previously published blogs.

If you have a blog to start, pick an available name, today - and get started, today.

Comments

Xi Wan said…
Ok I just have to create a new blog.

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