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Getting an unused twitter account name possible?

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by hoeven, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. hoeven

    hoeven Regular Member

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    I run a facebook page with 200k likes, and the twitter name is someone who decided to make a fake of my page, it is already innactive for some months, is there someone I can contact to provide me the username?
     
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    best thing you can do is contact that guy directly , by tweeting to him & offering some money.
    or add a underscore somewhere to your twitter account.
     
  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    PM you for what?
     
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    If he need extra i guess ?
     
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  6. hoeven

    hoeven Regular Member

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    An extra what? lol..
     
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    PM sent, who doesn't like sausage?
     
  8. hoeven

    hoeven Regular Member

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    How is he gonna read it if he never goes on it? :s
     
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    He may have email notifications set.
    There is nobody you can report it to for being inactive.
    Your only option is to try to reach out to the guy and see if he will sell it.
    Have a look at his previous tweets and see if they lead you to any other sites/profiles that might help identify him.
     
  10. hoeven

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    I've tried contacting them, they havn't been on it for more than a year, I got their facebook (their cause it's a band of 4 indonesian kids) they didnt answer on facebook although some posted in june and july on their wall :\

    It's not a copy of my page I mistoke it with instagram, the name is the same, they had made a band name but I guess their band ended already but they don't seem to answer :\
     
  11. hoeven

    hoeven Regular Member

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    no more ways? :S
     
  12. Dennyy

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    I don't, sadly.. So I won't be PMing him.
     
  13. hoeven

    hoeven Regular Member

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    stay ontopic please :\
     
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    I do not think as per twitter policy it is possible. Try adding a special character to your name like an underscore or a digit and then use it. Also, twitter will also give you options with name and special characters that are available. you can use them too.
     
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    Just add some generic name to it, like "_sausage" or smth.
     
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    OP i guess you can't do anything
     
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    I've never done it myself. But it says this in Twitters Help Guide. "Twitter may be able to transfer a username under our trademark policy. If you are writing on behalf of a trademarked brand and would like to submit a request."

    If I were you, I would continue to try and contact them. You said it's a band, so maybe they have a tumblr or website. If they do then contact them that way. Otherwise, if I were you I would do as others have suggested which is to create a Twitter account that has a very similar name while you go about trying to gain control of the username you'd like.
     
  18. CyberAlien

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    That's also assuming there's an existing and active trademark, otherwise I doubt Twitter would pay much attention...
     
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    I've tried this a couple of times with no luck. Worth a go but don't get your hopes up!
     
  20. csibbs

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    maybe keep flagging it?