Reusing a Deleted Site Name (URL)

posted Jul 6, 2009, 12:40 PM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Aug 17, 2009, 2:55 PM ]


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A common question in the Google Sites user forum is how to reuse a previously deleted Google Sites URL.  This is the portion of the URL that refers to a specific site.  For example:

http://sites.google.com/site/SAMPLE

In the above example, SAMPLE represents the name, or URL, of a specific Google Sites website. 

As of July 7, 2009, Google Sites now allows for previously deleted site names to be reused.  This change impacts sites under the sites.google.com/site domain, and permanently associates the site name with the user account  under which it was originally created.