How can I delete my account?

Account deletions for .id namespace are very different from other websites you might be used to. This is because the underlying technology, Blockstack, is a completely decentralized DNS system powered by a blockchain.

Your username is registered on a public decentralized network (blockchain) and a history of your name registration will remain there. Forever. However, you can remove the current version of your profile data. After a "deletion" your account might look like this:

  "temptemptemp": {
    "owner_address": "1UGQbEV6JXEk1onBzDoNGikrCjeXenA75", 
    "profile": {}, 
    "verifications": []

i.e., all information other than the username and the owner's Bitcoin address can be removed. Your username will eventually expire (1 year after registration) and at that time it will be treated as an unregistered username. Someone else can register and start using it at that point. 

If you want your profile data to be removed, please contact support.

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