Any way to contact Instagram to request for a s...

Any way to contact Instagram to request for a specific instagram handle that's not available?

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Any way to contact Instagram to request for a specific instagram handle that’s not available?

I have been looking out for a specific instagram handle for more than a year. That handle is neither allotted to anyone nor is available to be taken sadly. Anyway we can contact instagram to request for that handle? As of now I added a _ in between and using that handle but would like to get hold of the actual instagram handle I am interested in.

Reason: I have the same name listed for the website, facebook page and twitter as well but on Instagram I had to add an _ in between as that name isn’t available.

Any leads or pointers please? Thanks in advance.

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No you cannot. Contact the person holding that name.

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DealBroker23 wrote:

No you cannot. Contact the person holding that name.

That handle is neither allotted to anyone nor is available to be taken sadly.

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DealBroker23 wrote:

No you cannot. Contact the person holding that name.

As I said, no one holds that handle. Even when I try to open that instagram handle it says ‘Sorry, this page isn’t available.’.

When I was browsing online I have found articles citing Instagram holds banned account handles for 1 year before releasing them to be taken by someone else but I have been trying to get hold of it for almost 1.5 years now and whenever I try to get that username it says it isn’t available.

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_One_Miller_ wrote:

That handle is neither allotted to anyone nor is available to be taken sadly.

Yeah, that seems to be the situation. It’s not even a special name or so to keep it reserved. I wonder what their terms are to hold off such handles.

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raghupro wrote:

Yeah, that seems to be the situation. It’s not even a special name or so to keep it reserved. I wonder what their terms are to hold off such handles.

Most probably these instagram handles are related to sign-up errors
Remember trying to a create a instagram account which resulted in an error + the username is no longer available

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Actually once you change your username. now you else can take that username again except you

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