I have an old site that I used to manage through Google Webmaster Tools, which I have since abandoned (took down website and no longer own the domain).

I deleted the site from my webmaster tools page, and yet I still get emails from Google saying that "Google can't reach your site at www.mydomain.com".

How can I stop this?

  • That's a good one. I wish I knew. I will have to think on this a bit.
    – closetnoc
    Oct 24 '14 at 4:25
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    You could try adding it and then deleting it again.
    – Wexford
    Oct 24 '14 at 11:22
  • How long has it been since you deleted the site in GWT?
    – MrWhite
    Oct 24 '14 at 11:31
  • @Wexford I have done that, to no avail!
    – Brandon
    Oct 24 '14 at 14:51
  • @w3d Months since I've deleted. As mentioned I've also re-added and deleted, and that was months ago as well
    – Brandon
    Oct 24 '14 at 14:52

I suspect you deleted the site from the main Webmaster Tools page without first unverifying yourself as a user/owner of the site. (Although you would perhaps expect the current account to be unverified automatically - that does not seem to be the case.)

However, you should still be able to visit Webmaster Central - Verification Home from where you can manage your verified sites.

  • I was really hoping this would be the case, but the site does not show up in my verified domains
    – Brandon
    Oct 24 '14 at 14:53

It sounds to me like somewhere there is perhaps a glitch in Google's systems that is not recognising the fact you deleted the site from your Webmasters account. I would suggest posting on their Webmaster Help Forums to see if they can help you from there. This is their recommended route for reporting non-standard issues.

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