Facebook User Name Squatting
With the land rush that occurred when Facebook announced the availability of “vanity” names on June 13, 2009, now mostly over, we can all relax and enjoy our short URLs (or should we say tinyURL), right?
It’s very strange that we set up a Vanity name for E3 European Agency Network (www.facebook.com/e3network) on that day and now Facebook is saying our page isn’t eligble. Hum??? Facebook says it’s because we have less than 1,000 fans. So OK, friends, be our FAN on Facebook.
- Create a username that is as close as possible to your public figure or business name (e.g. AshtonKutcher, PizzaHut).
- If you own the rights to a given name, make it your username so that others cannot obtain it.
- Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9) or a period (“.”).
- Choose a username you will be happy with for the long term.
- Usernames are not transferable.
- Your username must adhere to Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
Hey, that’s mine!
If you find someone is using your trademarked name, Facebook offers a remedy for copyright infringement. If you wish to report that someone’s username infringes your rights, please fill out our automated IP infringement form. The form is located here.
Want to know more about setting up vanity names on Facebook? Check out the Help Pages.
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You might enjoy this look at the 15 silliest Facebook URLS from Mashable.
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