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On YouTube, I would like to start a new channel with a particular name. However, that name has previously been used by a channel that is now closed.

The channel-page shows the following message:

"This channel is no longer available because the user has closed their account."

Is there any way that I could get the name of that channel for my own, new account?

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No there is no way you can do that. This kind of restriction is not only for YouTube Channel names but also for email-addresses from all service providers and many more.

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