I own a faction where I wish to move the headquarters from a planet I set up along time ago. I want to unprotect it so a recycling factions can do their thing and so I can establish a new HQ elsewhere.
I do not think this should be something very difficult as it is common for businesses to move.
Recycling is only just approaching a state where it's usable, over the last month or so it's slowly been being fixed from it's released state where it could have basically been considered a bug more than a feature.
It's quite likely that nothings been coded to allow HQ's to be recycled despite protection, or at least that it doesn't work. I believe Khan's been fixing recycling so he should know more.
Made a change that looks like it'd make this possible, but 'm not at all familiar with this side of recycling. It'll come across with the next sync. You'll be able to convert and recycle entities that are assigned to the commander of the ship or vehicle doing the recycling (ie: the recycling faction).