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Selling a twitter handle

Discussion in 'Social Media Marketing' started by Murray, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    If someone has a genuinely nice @ on twitter, @monkey or @tiger for example, and they're looking to move on it on (I know you aren't suppose to sell handles) where would be the place to offer such a thing for sale?

    Obviously, personally, selling a twitter handle is something I would never do as I wouldn't want to violate twitter ToS, but just interested to know for research

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    I don't know anywhere you can list it, but if you are approaching people/companies direct then including the @username as part of the deal when they buy a domain/website could mean you don't violate ToS as usernames get passed over with website purchases all the time.
     
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    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Years ago you used to be able to get them on places like blackhatworld, but you often found that a few weeks later the accounts would get banned because they were either being reported, the walls had eyes/ears or were being abused. Most of the time though those handles were only selling due to the follower amounts rather than uniqueness of the name.
     
  5. Murray

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    If it were me, Id be concerned to approach them in case they would take their trademark and just turn to twitter and complain of squatting
     
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    I thought that according to Twitter, the owner is whom has access to the email account associated. Buy the email address, buy the handle!
     
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    EpicNPC often has them for sale, couldn't tell you what it's like as a platform though.
     
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    That's my stance. I always check for Twitter handles of domains I buy, and if they're a) idle and b) linked to the domain I just bought, I reset the password and add them to my portfolio. I've acquired some very useful handles this way, and because they're usually from expired domains, they're generally well aged and have a relevant audience in situ.