I'd like to have the "teknico" Launchpad account

Asked by Nicola Larosa on 2009-01-13

I recently started work with the Online Services team.

I've been using the nickname "teknico" everywhere for eight years now. However, on Launchpad my account name is "teknico.net".

The "teknico" name is associated to an unused account. I emailed the owner, some "jon jones", respectfully asking whether he was willing to let me use the "teknico" name in Launchpad, but got no answer.

Would it be possible to reclaim the "teknico" name from the unused account, so that I may use it?


Question information

English Edit question
Launchpad itself Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:

Hi Nicola,

I've emailed the account user as well, to see if we can find out if they're using the account and whether they'd be prepared to give up the ID.

We operate a "first come, first served" policy on account IDs and usually suggest that people try to negotiate with each other if they'd like to use an ID that someone else has already registered.

As you can imagine, with 2.5 million user accounts, we come across this situation quite often. We can't really decide who has the rights to a particular ID, which is why we leave it to individuals to negotiate.

Sorry I can't be more help.


Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Nicola Larosa for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.