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Username Rename and Recycling Policies

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2017 10:32AM PST

Username Rename and Recycling Policies

This article describes the policies surrounding Twitch usernames.

Usernames are treated to a first come, first serve basis.

However, usernames may be freed up for re-registration, without notice, if:

  1. they violate specific registered trademarks; OR
  2. are involved in an active impersonation (keep in mind someone registering your desired username first is NOT an act of impersonation); OR
  3. are no longer active, meaning, there is no viewing or login activity associated with the account for at least 12 months.

Vanity requests for renames will be denied. We do not have a name-change feature at this time.

Partnered broadcasters may be eligible for exception to some of these rules.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time.