So basically, when Google Plus custom URLs came out about 3 years ago, I signed up with my full name. Since then, I've received so much spam on my Gmail account that a few years back I created my own Google Apps account. I'm now using Google Plus on my Google Apps account but since custom URLs are unique, I can't get my full name since it's being used by my old account.
If I were to completely delete and clost my Gmail account, what happens to the custom URL? Is it locked forever to a non existent account or is it released after a set period of time?
EDIT: So I went ahead and deactivated the Google Plus page a few days ago. I'm hoping that by doing this, it will free up custom URL since it's now returning a 404. Fingers crossed Google releases my own name back to me since it's no longer attached to an active Google Plus page. That's what I'm hoping anyway. I'll report back if this works.