What happen when I tried to register my facebook.com/username?

June 13, 2009

So I was live streaming registering for my facebook.com/username and this is what happen from the one minute until 12:01 mark.

In the mean time, facebook.com/sexyman has been taken. Oh someone really wanted that.

Also @TarheelEvan create a group called: Give Wayne Sutton His Facebook Username and my wife facebook.com/latoyamacksutton got hers. It looks @skydiver is have some trouble too getting the name he requested.

Come on Facebook guys, I know who you are… help a friend out.

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Update: I did reserved my name as a trademark with facebook a few days ago and I think that’s the reason I can’t reserve my name tonight. “I think” , we’ll see.

Update #2: I received an email from Facebook at 2:00 A.M. saying “Thank you for submitting your trademark term(s). We’ve seen a large number of submissions and over the next few weeks we expect we’ll introduce a process for trademark owners to request the use of their restricted terms. We appreciate your patience in the interim and will be in touch soon.”

This is great news but I talked to another facebook user who did the same thing and he was able to register his name and it would have been nice if I received the email a day or three hours earlier. But still Facebook.com/waynesutton will be registered soon. I hope. To be continued …

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Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and general partner at BUILDUP.vc. Wayne has over 14 years experience in technology, design and business development. Wayne was recently recognized as one of the Silicon Valley 100 coolest people in tech, one of the 52 hottest new stars in Silicon Valley, one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by Business Insider and one of the Top 100 most influential black people on social media in 2014.