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I already have a blog - let's call it foo.wordpress.com.

I want to create a new, separate blog, called foo-health.wordpress.com.

I went to https://wordpress.com/home/foo.wordpress.com. Clicked "Switch site". Clicked "Add new site". Clicked "Start Now". I was redirected to a "Let's get your site a domain!" page. I want to skip this step, but it doesn't seem to be possible. Is it?

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...I want to create a new, separate blog, called foo-health.wordpress.com

...I was redirected to a "Let's get your site a domain!" page. I want to skip this step, but it doesn't seem to be possible. Is it?

No it is not.

First of all you should be aware that your site/domain foo-health.wordpress.com is a subdomain. The same is true for all sites under wordpress.com which is a multisite.

You want to register a new site. This new site needs a name.
You want this new site to be called foo-health.wordpress.com.
You want this new site to have the domain name foo-health.wordpress.com.
You want the domain of this new site to be foo-health.wordpress.com.
So, wordpress.com says: "Let's get your site a domain!"

This happens because although you already own the domain/subdomain foo.wordpress.com, someone else may have already registered the subdomain foo-health.wordpress.com in which case will not be available.

Also, you should understand that your domain/site-name foo-health.wordpress.com is a subdomain of wordpress.com while health.foo.wordpress.com would be a subdomain of your foo.wordpress.com and at the same time a sub-subdomain of wordpress.com.
Unfortunately you are not allowed to create sub-subdomains in wordpress.com

In any case, just click next. It will all be clarified and if the name is available you will be the proud owner of foo-health.wordpress.com.

(I hope my answer untangled this naming thread for you)

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  • Thank you. "In any case, just click next." - I don't see a "next" button – Stefan Monov May 23 '20 at 17:04
  • Ok, just noticed that the first line of the long list of available domains says "foohealth.wordpress.com". Great, so that's solved :) . Well, it doesn't respect my wish for a hyphen in the domain, but I can live with that :) Thanks again. – Stefan Monov May 23 '20 at 17:07
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    "Well, it doesn't respect my wish for a hyphen in the domain...". It is taken then. No big deal. It is more about the content these days than just the name. Glad we solved it. :) – marikamitsos May 23 '20 at 17:11

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