Saturday, May 28, 2011

Twitter name taken but not used (how to get it)

What name would you choose for yourself if you couldn't have the one you do now?

There's a chance that if, at this late stage of the game, you register a twitter account, the "hat" or "handle" or "i.d." you want has already been taken. If you were an early adopter of the Twitter platform, chances are you were rewarded with the username of your choice. (I was!)

Now, you need to get on twitter, but the name you want, need, crave is not available. You could always go back to Sentence One and come up with a unique name that you really like.

If your name is your name is your name, you could try the free service tweetclaims.

-or- treat yourself to some advice on this forum.

Have you looked into twitter brand pages? They're great for businesses anxious to boost their online profiles and connect with customers!

If you're seeking to acquire a Twitter name for your business and the current account holder has let the account become dormant, try this method.

No time to wait? In cases where a twitter account has been registered but has never been updated, Twitter can write the owner of the username about releasing it (results may vary).

You might just want to take the matter into your own hands. Most sites don't allow users to sell names to each other, but that doesn't mean that deals can't be cut. Anybody can transfer control of a social media profile (or a blog) by handing over the username and password.

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