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Username Policy

Creation

Medium usernames are claimed on a first-come, first-served basis. A username can only be attached to one account at a time. If the username you want is taken on Medium, we suggest adding numbers, underscores, or abbreviations.

Inactivity

We encourage you to remain active with your Medium account. This activity can include recommending, highlighting, or publishing. Accounts may be removed after 6 months of inactivity. We don’t accept requests for inactive accounts, unless you own a registered trademark for it.

Trademarks

Username trademark violations may involve using a trademarked business or product name in a way likely to confuse people. For more information, read our Trademark Policy.

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