How to get a Twitter Username : Already taken

At the time of our website’s launch we did not focus on the social networking sites, but at a later stage it became a necessary to broaden ourselves on the social grounds. In spite of getting a Facebook page and a Google+ page , we lacked behind when it came to Twitter. The twitter username @GeekCops was already registered by someone, who actually never tweeted anything! After a couple of emails to twitter and following few guidelines, we were actually able to claim @GeekCops officially. So if you are in a similar situation, you can follow our well crafted and easy to understand guide below.

How to get a Twitter Username Already taken

Prerequisites :

  • The account you want to overtake should be inactive for more than 6 months (Check Here).
  • You should either have a .com domain or active trademark registered for the name.

Procedure :

  1.  We need to submit an impersonation claim to twitter, to do so : Go To This Link.
  2. A question asking you your issue shall appear, “What is your issue?” answer it by clicking “I am being impersonated“.
  3. The next question “How can we help?” is to be answered with “A user is pretending to be or represent my company, brand, or organization“, choose ” I am an authorized representative of the company, brand, or organization.” in the sub to get a twitter username already taken
  4. After this you should be welcomed with a self-explanatory form, fill it using your email address having your domain name in it (which should be same as the twitter name you are willing to claim).

That’s it!

You are done with your part, now let twitter handle the rest. You will receive a confirmation email with your case number immediately after you fill up the form. Now it might take 2-3 weeks for twitter to move forward with your case. Once you receive an email asking for your current twitter username and the twitter username you want, take no time to respond to their mail. You can now take a deep breath, because the next email should be a confirmatory email, congratulating you with your new twitter username.

It took us 6 working days to claim @GeekCops, but believe me the satisfaction is incomparable.

In case of any issues, let us know in the comments section below.

About Shivam Sharma

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