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claiming a twitter handle

Discussion in 'Social Media Marketing' started by SecNam, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi, Does anyone have any experience of claiming a twitter handle. The one i want hast been used since 2009 so trying to find who i contact in twitter land to try and claim it.

    Any help/advice appreciated.

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  3. boxerdog

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    Iv`e found it impossible! but if anyone does know away I`d also like to know how.
     
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    boxfish Well-Known Member

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    This thread pretty much covers everything https://www.acorndomains.co.uk/threads/twitter-account.155275/
     
  5. Ben Thomas

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    I have also found it fairly impossible. Twitter do not care, even if the handle is unused for several years. If it isn't trademarked you have no grounds to stand on and I wouldn't even bother trying. This is coming from someone who has been through the whole process and come out none the wiser.
     
  6. stitchbob

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    Even if it is trademarked, Twitter won't necessarily hand it over unless they think the registration is abusive. I asked for one which is suspended and they refused on the grounds that the account wasn't attempting to mislead.
     
  7. Ben Thomas

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    If it's trademarked though, you can do legal things about it with or without Twitters say so.
     
  8. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    Just an update, i was successful in getting the handle i wanted so happy chappy
     
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  9. stitchbob

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    Congratulations! How did you manage it?
     
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    Share the method
     
  11. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    I followed the video above then when twitter replied give them the info they needed.
     
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  13. Ben Thomas

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    Dude what. I’ve gotta try this. Been trying to get one in particular for years.
     
  14. boxerdog

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    I tried (again) and failed (again) :(
     
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  15. SecNam

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    Pm me the handle and i will try and advise best way about it
     
  16. Ben Thomas

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    What sort of information do you upload for a business account? I need to prove a trading name, how do I go about that?
     
  17. boxerdog

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    Have a chat with s secnam (Paul) had a great conversation with him earlier on the phone, a real top bloke! Nice to talk to you Paul, thanks for your help.
     
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  18. SecNam

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    Nice talking to you to, let me know how you get on.
     
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  19. Ben Thomas

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    Thanks both for the help.
     
  20. Azam.net

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    It's pure potluck.

    With some of our brands, the Twitter profile hasn't been used for a decade and, despite repeatedly contacting Twitter, they won't do anything about it.

    In the case of one of our brands (FreeCashback), the Twitter handle had been 'registered' by someone but was not being used and we were pleasantly surprised when Twitter gave it to us many years back. So we were able to migrate to using it rather than an inferior handle (FreeCashbackUK).