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Hijacking a Twitter handle

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by chhhad, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. chhhad

    chhhad Junior Member

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    Some guy who used to own my domain name years ago has a Twitter account registered as well that I want. It's my exact company name, so I submitted a request to Twitter to try to recover it. Apparently it's a 50/50 chance of getting it since I don't have a trademark on the name. Has anyone else done this? Wish me luck!

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  2. 2011nfl

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    Most likely the person doesn't even use the twitter account anymore since they don't have the site anymore, so your chances may be a little better than 50/50
     
  3. chhhad

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    Yeah, their last tweet was in Feb 2010, but I don't know how if Twitter pays any attention to claims that aren't dmca, trademark, etc ... Will update when they reply.
     
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    blackfoxmoan Newbie

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    Your best bet is to file an impersonation claim every month. I have the same problem and twitter has been though on releasing the name with out it being copyrighted even after I reached out to my contacts at twitter.
     
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    Have you tried contacting the 3rd party that owns the account? If he does not seem to be using it he may just give it to you or sell it to your for a very reasonable price. Sometimes in business people are actually ethical and when they know you own something they are more then willing to transfer the rights of property if they somehow have it blocked unintentionally. A simple email or phone call may get you exactly what you want very quickly and without the 50/50 coin flip. This approach may save you both time and $.
     
  6. chhhad

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    This may be an option is it were a URL in question... This is a Twitter account that has gone unused since early 2010. I could try tweeting them and see if I get a reply but I doubt it.