This error message means that the application name has indeed already
been registered. The Twitter username and application name spaces are
separate. We don't have a public directory of all registered
applications, but if you own the registered trademark for the
application you're trying to register, we can help you out. Check out for more information.

Brian Sutorius
Twitter API Policy

On Jan 7, 10:18 am, Jim <> wrote:
> When you try to give your app a name at and get the
> "this name is already taken" message does this mean that there's
> already an app with that name? Or a Twitter user with that name?
> And does the app name have to be unique across the sets of both
> usernames and app names?
> Finally, is there any way to find out if a taken app name is actually
> being used? I tried Googling for my taken app name and can't find a
> Twitter app by that name.

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