I also have this problem and have gotten no response whatsoever from

Here's the inactive account that I'd like to have:

Kyle Mulka
Founder, Congo Labs

On Feb 10, 6:41 pm, Anil Chawla <ani...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, glad to know I'm not alone on this. I've looked at filing a
> trademark but it is still frustrating to proceed through
> lengthy/costly legal process in order to reclaim an inactive/spam
> username -- especially for a completely free service. This entry in
> the Twitter API FAQ is a glimmer of hope for app developers. I hope
> someone at Twitter can help app developers get their specific
> situation reviewed. In some cases, such as mine, it is an
> all-around-win for the Twitter ecosystem to release these inactive
> usernames.
> -Anil
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Aral Balkan <aralbal...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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#HowcanIreclaimaninactiveTwitteraccount...
> >> 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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