I had the same response :(

Someone told me that the way to approach it may be to file a trademark
dispute. This is what I'm going to be forced to do since it doesn't appear
possible to talk to a human being at Twitter about this issue.

All the best,
Aral

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM, anilchawla <ani...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>

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