Twitter is one of the most widely used messaging services in the world, with nearly half a million new accounts created daily, it is likely that the user name you really want is sold out. What’s even more frustrating is that many of these Twitter names are created and abandoned or are not active on the platform.
When we started Everypost,everypost Twitter user was not available and seemed to be inactive. So we decided to start with the usereverypostme meantime until finally we could take the name everypost . It took several months, but eventually we were able to do so. So what are your options if you are in the same situation?
Services like TweetClaims and TwitterCounter have emerged to notify you when a Twitter name that you like is back in stock. However, if you stay idle waiting for that to happen, you’ll be waiting a long time. Your other choices may include sending a direct message to the user, or filing a complaint with Twitter; but it can be very difficult to receive a response from both. So what else can you do? Here are some tips from our experience on how to get the user name you really want.
First try asking
Contact the user name you are looking for should be the first step, regardless of the status of the account owner. If you have a good reason for them to give up or change their user, you may be willing to cooperate with you. It was impossible for us to receive a response from the account everypost inactive and there is a good chance you will not receive a response either, but it does not hurt to try.
Is it really a dormant account?
According to Twitter , to maintain an active account, users must log in and tweet at least once every six months. However, the current rules to determine if an account is inactive or are not a bit more complicated. Twitter says, “The inactivity is based on a combination of tweeting, sign and date when the account was created. Note that you may not always be able to see if an account is currently inactive, since not all account activity are publicly visible. “
So while the user name you are looking for may appear idle for lack of tweets, the user can remain active in the network and use it only to read other tweets. In our case, the user everypost seemed to be inactive, but we can not be 100% sure. If the account is inactive effect, this will help in your case when you file a claim for control of the Twitter user name.
Are there trademark infringement?
Twitter identifies a trademark infringement as an account that uses “the name of a company logo or other material protected by trademark in a way that may mislead or confuse others regarding your brand or business, you can be considered an infringement of trademark policy. “If Twitter decides that the purpose of the bill is misleading to readers, suspend the account. If it is a trademark infringement unintended, Twitter also can grant name. For trademark infringement, use this form to report and request a statement . You have to be prepared to fill out the form, Twitter will make you many detailed questions, including your registration number of the mark.
At the end we were awarded the username everypost after filling the form trademark infringement and found that the account was not active. It was not easy and took a little time, but if you have documentation that a user is violating your trademark rights, this will definitely speed up the process.
For more information and complete rules on the usernames of Twitter, check out Twitter’s Help Center . We hope this information will help you exercise your rights to your brand and get the user name you really want!