Recently tried to create a new group. The desired name was taken. Out of curiosity I went to check out the group with the desired name and found that the account was 4+ years old, no commits, no projects, no nothing. Just created and left.
Is there a protocol for flagging such things? Is Gitlab ever willing to take such action? Admittedly low priority, just curious.
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If it satisfies the requirements to be considered as a dormant namespace, you can claim that namespace by contacting the support team.
As far as I know, there is no protocol for flagging, but if your intention is to use that namespace, you can use the above protocol.
Thanks! This is the exact information I was looking for (except that the FAQ does not provide an explicit way to request the dormant namespace).
EDIT: did some cursory investigation and found a way to submit support ticket: https://support.gitlab.com/