hi all, please refer to

http://apiwiki.twitter.com/FAQ#HowcanIreclaimaninactiveTwitteraccountformyprojectorapplication

We are unable to transfer usernames for personal use at this time. If you
believe a Twitter account may be squatting on your trademark and violating
Twitter's Terms of Service, please file a ticket at
http://help.twitter.com/requests/new regarding 'Trademark/Brand squatting'.


On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM, Kyle Mulka <repalvigla...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I also have this problem and have gotten no response whatsoever from
> Twitter.
>
> Here's the inactive account that I'd like to have:
> http://twitter.com/twilk
>
> --
> Kyle Mulka
> Founder, Congo Labs
> http://twilk.com
>
> 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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Raffi Krikorian
Twitter Platform Team
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