I would like to register a certain Twitter account for a project, Twitter page of that account says "Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!" when I try to register it, I get the username has already been taken.

Whom should I address? and is there a chance Twitter will clear that account so I can register it?

  • Not sure if this is going to work... I'm currently attempting through support.twitter.com/forms because the email [email protected] is no longer monitored by Twitter, and this is where they suggest you try to request reactivation.
    – user10848
    Commented May 14, 2011 at 0:03

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There seem to be a few different responses from Twitter - some that were successful, some that weren't. Here are a few options to try; in some cases you may need to wait a few weeks for action.

Their automatic reactivation (which used to be at http://twitter.com/account/deleted) no longer functions, unfortunately.

  1. Email [email protected] from your original account, mentioning your username, and the reason that you want it back now. With the above form disabled, this may no longer work, however.
  2. Email [email protected] (that's not a substitution for your username ;)) with the username, and a request to start a new account with it - along with the explanation of why you want the username, or why you gave it up.

In either case you may need to wait some time, but it's your best chance with the current methods. If it's a username you didn't own before, Twitter may attempt to contact the original owner about it asking if they want to release it, but it really depends on who receives your email on their team.

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