I develop and maintain a free Twitter application (http:// tweetymail.com) and I am desperately trying to reclaim the inactive 'tweetymail' username because it is causing confusion among my users. I was not able to get anywhere with Twitter support, but I came across this entry in the API FAQ:
http://apiwiki.twitter.com/FAQ#HowcanIreclaimaninactiveTwitteraccountformyprojectorapplication I followed the instructions and emailed usern...@twitter.com. Five minutes later, I received two simultaneous emails: 1) An automatic notice indicating that support received my request, 2) An automatic rejection indicating that Twitter is not releasing inactive usernames at this time. Have any other app developers had success with this process? Is the information on the FAQ still valid? Can someone from Twitter provide an alternate avenue for app developers to have a request such as this heard? The account I am seeking (http://twitter.com/tweetymail) has never tweeted and has been inactive for at least 6 months. Thank you.