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[HELP] I need some help naming my Facebook page domain [HELP]

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by Ming the Merciless, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Power Member

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    I need some advice regarding naming my Facebook page domain.

    Let's say my website is called DingDong.com (Which it is not - but what an awesome domain nonetheless!) - I check Facebook for the correlating domain and facebook.com/DingDong is taken.

    When you type in facebook.com/DingDong nothing comes up.

    Is there a way to retrieve that FB domain?

    If not, would facebook.com/DingDongOfficial be a good alternative?

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. cburton81

    cburton81 Elite Member

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    Did you ask facebook about that? I would just message them and find out or check the facebook message boards. But I have a feeling that you can't get it until facebook does a clean up. But yes anything with the word official seems to work well.
     
  3. lord1027

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    or you could get facebook.com/DingDong.com (or any other TLD)
     
  4. indiosbravos

    indiosbravos BANNED BANNED

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    adding official is much better nonetheless
     
  5. Lasaint

    Lasaint Junior Member

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    It is because someone have claimed the name and he's banned or deleted from facebook. You can ask facebook to reclaim that address if your business is legit enough. But I would just suggest choose other address
     
  6. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Power Member

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    I looked all over and could not find a direct way to contact Facebook. Any suggestions?

    i tried that. Unfortunately that wasnt available, which I thought was strange because I am the first person to register the domain.

    I think so too. Thanks.

    any idea of where to get in contact for such a request? I really could not find anything.
     
  7. nikiobicata

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    I'm sure the only way to have facebook.com/DingDong.com is this

    facebook.com/DingDongcom

    facebook don't allowed .com in your name (URL)

    You can ask here for help

    https://www.facebook.com/help/community/
     
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  8. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Power Member

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    I did a little more investigating and it seems that if anyone registers something with a period - lets say facebook.com/Ding.Dong, then both facebook.com/Ding.Dong AND facebook.com/DingDong will be taken - I did not realize this! I messaged the person that owns the /Ding.Dong FB domain. Hopefully they will give it up!

    If not, which would you guys pick?

    facebook.com/DingDongCom (not .com. Like nikiobicata pointed out, they don't allow this)

    facebook.com/DingDongNow

    facebook.com/DingDongWow

    facebook.com/DingDongOfficial

    facebook.com/ThisIsDingDong

    What is your opinion. Hopefully, this will be an authority site of some sort at some point. Thanks!
     
  9. lord1027

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    I would still try to convince the owner of the FB page, maybe he/them can be persuaded. Maybe throw in an incentive or something.
     
  10. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Power Member

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    that is what I am currently doing. It's actually not even a page. It's just some girl in London her personal page. Hopefully she will go for it.

    How does that work if she agrees? Does she just drop the name/change the name and then it becomes available?
     
  11. tezz786

    tezz786 Regular Member

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    If she agrees..Make her admin on the page you want to set up the username/url and tell her to type userner in the box..facebook will shift username/url from her fb personal a/c to the respective way..
     
  12. tezz786

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    Better contact gms team via email support using fb adverting account.They will help you with getting your desired username/url..
     
  13. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Power Member

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    What is this gms team you speak of? I have been searching high and low and I cannot find a way to contact FB!
     
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    I have a page called facebook.com/mysite.co.uk so .com should be fine
     
  15. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Power Member

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    unfortunately .com does not work. I believe FB blocks it.
     
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    How about adding a dash "-" ---> facebookcom/Ding-Dong
     
  17. Ming the Merciless

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    You cannot put dashes. Only letters, numbers and periods.
     
  18. tezz786

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    Global Marketing Support.. you can reach via email support option this is only available who run fb ads