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namechk.com will check 149 sites (although some don't seem to work). The check is done on the client-side using JavaScript, so name squatting is not easily possible.


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Similar to namechk.com mentioned by @neo, knowem.com will search 150-300 sites for free, and will register them for you if you pay for their premium service.


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In addition to the answer provided by Chris, an easier way to get your ID is to enter the URL: https://graph.facebook.com/{YOUR_FACEBOOK_USERNAME} This will provide you with your ID which you can use with the URL as mentioned by Chris. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id={YOU_FACEBOOK_ID}


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Unfortunately Google has a policy against reissuing deleted email addresses. It makes sense since they can not verify if the user who wants to register a deleted email address is the original owner of that address or not. If they would allow this a malicious user could pretend to be the original owner by using his old email address.


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Long time ago I started to use couple of random letters (Fczbkk) as my nickname. So far it was everywhere I tried to register. Even my domain (http://fczbkk.com) was free. Choosing "Fczbkk" was one of the best decisions I have ever made. So if you just need an unique identifier for your on-line identity, I'd recommend using any random generator. Or you can ...


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If you're still trying to decide on a name, you could run it through namechk as suggested in this answer. You might be able to reclaim the name by contacting the site's administrators, but you'll probably have more luck if you own a registered trademark on it. Some sites have policies against namesquatting: YouTube Twitter


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No you cannot change your username there is a lot of user information linked to the account that will need to be broken. You will need to create a new account. Unfortunately there is no automated way (that I am aware of) that does allows this kind of video transfer. You are required to upload new videos any previous videos are linked with your old account ...


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In Gmail go to Options (cog) → Settings → Accounts Under "Send mail as:" click on "Add another email address you own". A popup will come out and under Email address, enter your "new" email address firstnamelastname@gmail.com and click next step. This should close the window and now you should be able to send emails from your "modified" email ...


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According to Google, it is not possible: You can't change the email address on your account to an existing Gmail address, but we invite you to add a new Gmail address to your Google Account.


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You can't, but you can create a new account and import your exported bookmarks from your old account. From the Delicious FAQ: How do I change my username? There's no easy way to do this right now, but you can use the export and import features in your settings to change to a new account while preserving your current bookmarks. First, visit ...


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Following a Twitter Employee : @Delbius (Del Harvey), it seems you can try to submit a Twicket to request the name. [...] @support releases accounts when they can for inactivity. https://twitter.com/#!/delbius/status/63639677932019713


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Without the brand name and power that the big-hitters like Ford, CNN, NBA etc have, I imagine that you won't be able to create a Page username less than 5 characters. I would think that because these types of companies are so well known Facebook has given them special dispensation with regards to the rules and regulations on creating usernames for pages. ...


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I can't see an option to remove the name, but you can recover your user id and generate a URL from that. It's a bit convoluted, but if you go to a friends profile page you'll see a link See friendship this will have an URL of the form: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=[id number 1]&and=[id number 2] From experimentation it seems that ...


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Usernames are a subset of page titles, and must follow the rules for page titles. Mediawiki, the software behind Wikipedia, treats by default all article titles as beginning with a capital letter (unless the first character is not a letter). Note that $wgCapitalLinks can be used to disable auto-capitalization for page titles. According to this discussion, ...


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You can try phoning Facebook at 650-543-4800, or emailing them at Marketing@fb.com or at info@fb.com. However, I'm in social media marketing circles and even Facebook page admins of large multinational corporations can't get through to contact Facebook.


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Reading what is there, it seems that usernames are released after 9 months of inactivity.It was apparently not the case for the one you want. You should try contacting username@twitter.com to push them releasing this account and let you use it instead.


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In case of Gmail it depends on how you delete it. Google support writes about possibilities of regaining your username depending on how you have deleted your account. Recovering a deleted username Canceling your Gmail address Therefore, it seems that your username won't be available for others to use in any case.


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This is not possible as of now, there is an open ticket on the same.


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I looked at the source for a page that contains such examples, and it looks like what they are doing is to use the signature field in the user-profile settings to (below). You can enter markup (the examples I saw were using the deprecated <font> tag and style attribute). Then when you edit a Wikipedia page and add the ~~~~ to add your signature, it ...


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It's a technical restriction with the MediaWiki software. All page names and page titles must begin with a capital letter. Technical restrictions and limitations [...] These limitations and restrictions include: A pagename can not begin with a lowercase letter (in any alphabet). Since user pages are subsets of normal pages, they are ...


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Yes, there is. AccountManagerPlugin. From the docs: allow users to register new accounts login via an HTML form instead of using HTTP authentication allow existing users to change their passwords or delete their accounts send a new password to users who’ve forgotten their password administration of user accounts


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This is a possibility for the future.


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Looks like it's not possible but is being worked on


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Yes the username becomes your new page username. Additionally your current profile photo will become the page's profile photo. Converting your personal profile to a page profile


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You already answered your own question. Go with the solution #2 that you posted in your question. Since you own the trademark the process should go pretty smoothly.


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Visit https://trello.com/your/account Click Change Name, Initials, or Bio Edit your username Click Save


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In short no. However there seems to be a hack out there (I've not tested this) As per Facebook’s condition and terms, it does not allow the users to change their facebook usernameafter setting one. But this simple technic allows to do that. To change your username, you just have to deactivate your account. But don’t worry you will not loss any ...


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If it ever was an option to change it's not available now. It appears that the big long number you're seeing is your Google+ ID. (It is for me, anyway.) I suppose that makes sense because they've been working on merging Picasaweb with Google+ Photos. I don't know if people who've managed to get Google+ "vanity URLs" also have customized Picasaweb URLs. If ...


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According to Facebook's username guidelines: Choose a username you'll be happy with for the long term. Usernames are not transferable and you can only change your username once.


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Easy - login to Google Mail > open links "Settings > Accounts > Send mail as > edit info" > change field "Name" to one word > Save Changes. Hard way or if you want empty both names - login to Google Mail > open links "Settings > Accounts > Send mail as > edit info" > change field "Name" || or login to Google Apps Admin > open links "Users > ...



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