Millions of Users and Businesses Register Facebook Usernames in First 24 Hours of Landrush

fblogosmallThe Facebook username landrush appears to have gone off largely without a hitch. Over half a million usernames were registered in the first 15 minutes after the floodgates were opened, and several million usernames have been registered so far today (3 million as of 11am PT this morning). Few users reported having any technical issues with the site – congratulations to the team at Facebook on a very smooth launch!

We’ve seen some interesting cases of vanity URLs that have been registered so far:

It will be interesting to see if Facebook allows these names to live on – Facebook has built a team to make sure the vanity URLs that are registered are authentic. Some users have already reported having the usernames they registered being taken away. The next couple weeks are likely to be pretty messy as Facebook encounters gray area after gray area when it comes to username allocation. You can learn more about the rules Facebook has set up for vanity URLs for Pages specifically here.

Regardless, all those who’ve chosen new usernames will notice their profile page URL switch instantaneously.  Expect to start seeing many more vanity URLs floating around in the coming weeks and months.

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13 Responses to “Millions of Users and Businesses Register Facebook Usernames in First 24 Hours of Landrush”

  1. Tony Myles says:

    I registered my name and accidentally included a dot in it (because it was suggested that way – in all the energy of the moment I didn’t notice you could create something not suggested).

    Anyway – my domain is “http://www.facebook.com/tony.myles”

    Only I noticed today that if I don’t include the dot (i.e. facebook.com/tonymyles) it still takes me to my page.

    So I’m thankful for that courtesy.

  2. rama says:

    Thanks for the latest news about facebook (especially about those usernames, they remind me, I have to get one for my facebook account =p). Can you post something about Zuckerberg’s TheFacebook infringement issue? Facebook fans (myself included) would definitely like to have the details about this mess regarding our favorite site…Please and thank you!=]

  3. Facebook username for UniSA | Social media at UniSA says:

    [...] On early Saturday afternoon (our time in South Australia) I got online and registered UniSA as a Facebook username. You may, or may not have, noticed that the Facebook URLs aren’t that friendly or easy to remember but Facebook changed that for pages/profiles over the weekend. Read more about it on Inside Facebook. [...]

  4. Saqib Rizwan says:

    Good and informative article . I hope Facebook doing good in this way.

  5. Vincenzo Piromalli says:

    But you know that on Facebook username, user.name carry all the same profile?

    http://facebookmania.net/en/2009/06/13/ma-lo-sapete-che-su-facebook-nomeutente-nome-utente-portano-tutti-allo-stesso-profilo/

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  9. SHANUMATHI says:

    HOW R U.I DONT HAVE ANY COMENTS BECAUSE I LOVE FACEBOOK VERY VERY MUCH BECAUSE I LIKE TO CHAT WITH MY FREN’Z

  10. SHANUMATHI says:

    GOOD AND INFORMATIVE ARTICLES AND ALSO I HOPE FACEBOOK WILL CONTINUESLY DO THIS JOB AS WELL AS IT CAN. [;;]….??????????????….[;;]

  11. winda oriza mutia _cUtE says:

    aku masih menyimpan harapan pada mu….

  12. Büşra says:

    ismimi değiştiremiyorum haftalardır engelli bunun için ne yapabilirim lütfen yardımcı olun:(

  13. marklorens09 says:

    my comment is the lorens pogi

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