Will Twitter give me my biz's Twitter handle if it's taken but inactive?
January 18, 2014 3:03 PM Subscribe
I recently started a business and have registered the business name with various municipalities. The relevant Twitter account name is already taken, but has never tweeted and has 3 followers.
Is there any chance I could get this handle from Twitter?
posted by whenbynowandtreebyleaf to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Many uber-famous-and-powerful people have handles like "MyName123" instead of "MyName" because someone got to the name before them.
But Twitter's Inactive Account Policy
DOES say that if an account is inactive they may give it to another person. Is this an enforced policy? Has anyone worked with Twitter to reassign a Twitter handle? And do you think being a registered business might help things along?
I know that I could just make a MyName123 account but my business name is long enough that I can't think of an alternative that wouldn't be ungainly.
Thanks in advance!
P.S. I'm in the U.S.