Did you know that the Facebook profiles and pages have a unique address (custom URL) to be easily reached and found by the other users? I’m talking about the username, created by Facebook to personalize profiles and pages, it clearly makes them easily identifiable, either by directly accessing specific URL that you are looking for in the SE.
But the username doesn’t have only these functions. It can be used to log in on Facebook and assign (for profiles) a mail box type firstname.lastname@example.org. The main functionality is , however, making a diary (profile or page) that uniquely identify the brand or the person on Facebook.
Facebook automatically assign a username to the profiles, the form is firstname.lastname; this can be changed only once from here. If you already have a username on your profile, Facebook requires you to change the new username, inserting your real name in the form firstname.lastname.
For the pages, the username is not automatically given. The page must have at least 25 fans on the page, then you can just go to www.facebook.com /username, select the name of the page and check the availability of usernames.
Rules for username
- Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters (AZ, 0-9) or a period (“.”).
- The dot (“.”) and the case does not make any difference in a username. For example, trucchifacebook55; Trucchi.Facebook55; trucchi.facebook.55 and user names are considered equal and therefore lead to the same page.
- Usernames must be at least 5 characters long and can not contain generic terms.
- The username must be in conformity with the declaration of the rights and responsibilities of Facebook.
How do I request a username not available but free?
If the name you’ve chosen is not available/not found, or if the username is for your company and those who have chosen has suffered a violation of rights, you can contact Facebook through this form and request that you want to be assigned.
Facebook will answer you by sending an email to the email address you provided on your account. I personally contacted Facebook several times to request username apparently not available, and they’ve readily accepted my requests. Make good use.