Blizzard announced today that they will be having a “character name reclamation” when patch 6.0.2 is released. This means that character names of players who have not logged in since November 2008 will have their names removed.
Below is what Blizzard had to say…
“Our goal with this great name liberation is to make sure new and returning players have a large and varied pool of names available to choose from – so log in now if you wish to preserve your unused characters’ names for your journey intro Draenor.”
Warlords of Draynor will be released November 13.