"Blogger accounts and Blog*Spot addresses do not expire. Therefore, we can't take away somebody's blog address to give to you. Occasionally people come back to their blogs after long absences, and we want them to be able to find their blog as they left it. If you find some contact information on the blog, you are welcome to deal with the owner directly, to see if they are willing to delete the blog so you can use the address. However, we do not give out contact information for the owner of a blog."
Two years is a very long time. Chances are if they haven't updated by then they have abandoned their blog. Another problem is some people don't give out their contact information on their profile. Consequently, you can't email the blog owner to ask for their BlogSpot.com address.
We, the bloggers of Blogger.com/Blogspot.com, need to rally together and petition Blogger.com to change this ridiculous policy. Please, help me petition Blogger.com by going to the feature request page. It will only take a minute, I swear! Just sign in with your Blogger/Google account. Click "Suggest a feature" and Submit. On the next page, scroll down to the bottom and copy-paste the following in the "suggest a new feature:" text box:
I read the policy on abandoned blogs. I am petitioning that blogs over two years old with no updates be deleted and the BlogSpot address recycled. Two years is more than enough time to login. Clearly, after that amount time the blog is truly abandoned.Or if you feel so inclined, you can write you own 45 word petition.
Thanks a lot,