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Reclaiming an inactive YouTube account.....Possible?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by JRichards, May 24, 2013.

  1. JRichards

    JRichards Newbie

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    Hello,

    As the title says, is claiming an inactive channel on YouTube possible? From what I am seeing, if you file for a trademark under the name you want, it seems to work. First question is, does that method still apply? And secondly, are there any other possible solutions to this issue? (other than trademarking, that is)

    Thanks for reading, appreciate it.
     
  2. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    What do you mean by inactive? Banned?
     
  3. JRichards

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    The account i'm interested in is still open, and has not logged on in over two years, no activity since.

    Greatly appreciate the quick reply.
     
  4. Aaric

    Aaric Elite Member

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    and you want it to activate.

    keep trolling.
     
  5. JRichards

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    Apologies for my wording of that post being a bit off.
     
  6. JRichards

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    Anyone? Any help with my question is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  7. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Then you shouldn't have a problem.....I think
     
  8. birdiebob

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    I found one that I wanted and the acct had had no activity for several years. I applied to yt to inquire as to ownership and contact info but have yet to hear anything. let me know if you have any luck ? thanks !!
     
  9. AudioMacOSX

    AudioMacOSX Junior Member

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    If you find a way to get that channel, please let me know. There is a channel name I'd love to get but it is already taken but the dang thing doesn't have any activity since 2006. I'd sure love to get ownership of that channel.
     
  10. NewTube

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    Im also interested in a solution since I sometimes get the same issue as well, any developments then please let me know!
     
  11. JRichards

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    Appreciate the replies everyone, thanks! Hopefully a solution works. Trademarking the name seems to be the only possibility, although not 100% sure.

    Again, thanks for the help.
     
  12. eddiemorra

    eddiemorra Registered Member

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    Hello,
    I am from a non-english speaking country and therefore and don't understand everything correctly.
    Can you explain me please, what trademarking the name means or how it is done? Thank you very much.

    Kind regards,
    Eddiemorra
     
  13. Minor Ursa

    Minor Ursa Newbie

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    I dont think they should give the channels to random ppl because they are inactive.