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Old 15-04-2015, 03:18 AM   #1
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What do you do when your name is taken?

I want to change the name of my project to the first name I chose back in 1999 (when I starting attempting to make music with sound recorder on windows (having 8 or more sound recorders open at once, cutting and pasting from one to another )


I went to change my name and URL on sound cloud, but it's already taken, what are your thoughts?

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Old 15-04-2015, 03:28 AM   #2
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Re: what do you do when your name is taken

I think I'm honestly switching everything over to my legal name and just being done with monikers. That may not help your URL issue however. That being said, I don't think a Sound Cloud URL is super important.

Try HearThis.At

EDIT: What I mean to say is...if sound cloud is just place to house your music...like fans aren't even going to the site, just streaming off widgets...it doesn't matter. Even if you are sending them, an simple URL will do.

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Old 15-04-2015, 04:08 AM   #3
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Re: what do you do when your name is taken

The only people who care about vanity URLs are the people that registered them.
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Old 15-04-2015, 04:15 AM   #4
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Re: what do you do when your name is taken

I don't think I'd let someone's internet alias get in the way of what I want to call myself, TBH.
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Old 15-04-2015, 07:45 AM   #5
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Re: what do you do when your name is taken

I am changing to my initials, I guess I can put Australia at the end of my url

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Old 15-04-2015, 03:16 PM   #6
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

"The URL I want is taken! Can I have it?"

http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/...rticles/243853


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Old 16-04-2015, 05:33 PM   #7
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

tacoslayer1999 is a good one

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Old 17-04-2015, 06:24 AM   #8
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

That's funny, I ate the tacos layer back in 1999, it was a chicken that laid tacos, it's flesh tasted like beef and habanero, strangest chicken ever.

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Old 17-04-2015, 10:48 AM   #9
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

Uh just use it anyway because 99% of the time I'm 99% better than them
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Old 17-04-2015, 12:44 PM   #10
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

Here is my harrowing experience in a similar situation / the best thread I've ever started here:

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Old 17-04-2015, 03:22 PM   #11
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

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strangest chicken ever
guaranteed that no one has that Soundcloud URL

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Old 17-04-2015, 04:46 PM   #12
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Re: what do you do when your name is taken

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I am changing to my initials, I guess I can put Australia at the end of my url
Dude I'm already using initials, have been for 4 years at least.

Sorry.

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Old 17-04-2015, 05:26 PM   #13
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

"Dear Sir or Madame,

Fuck you, you name-stealing cuntaloon. I am writing this letter from my desk to inform you that I am taking action against your use of the name I thought of after you on my soundcloud url. Damn you for jumping the gun on my shit. Fuck you forever and die in hell you ubertwat.

Yours truly,

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Old 17-04-2015, 08:32 PM   #14
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

Some guy stole my URL when I deleted my SC temporarily. I'm glad he's putting his soundcloud account to good use; he seems to be happy stealing other peoples' songs and having no luck generating even a handful of followers.

I'm not spiteful or anything. It's cooooool, man (burn in hell, fucker). I'm not better than you or anything (yes, yes I am!). Good thing you didn't use your full name when you signed up - oh, heh, heh, heh.
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Old 17-04-2015, 08:57 PM   #15
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

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Legit. This is worth reading if you haven't...I remember this fondly...

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Old 18-04-2015, 07:59 AM   #16
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

Hmmmm, My advice would be to search within yourself to find a moniker (If you must) that has a deep and personal meaning to you or something/someone you love. I don't know if this is the most suitable analogy, but think of it in terms of getting a tattoo. You obviously want something that has a great deal of merit to you on a personal level rather than something to just be "cool and awesome" (God knows there are more than enough tramp stamps and tribals going around all willy nilly) If all else fails, Just go by your real name or your favorite pet goldfish. Or, If you really want to shine the world on, call your project Crabscratch Fiasco.

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Old 18-04-2015, 09:04 AM   #17
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"Dear Sir or Madame,

Fuck you, you name-stealing cuntaloon. I am writing this letter from my desk to inform you that I am taking action against your use of the name I thought of after you on my soundcloud url. Damn you for jumping the gun on my shit. Fuck you forever and die in hell you ubertwat.

Yours truly,

Numerical
Funnily enough, this actually happened to friends of mine. They were an electronic act and they were gaining some recognition and then they got this C&D from someone in Queensland. Apparently they'd chosen the same name as some epic prog rock cover band, who had trademarked the name. They went to a music lawyer who found out that the prog rock band was 100% legit and pretty much had the right to do anything they wanted with their existing catalog of releases under their (now) old name.

That being said, OP don't go getting ideas... You don't have a case.
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Old 18-04-2015, 11:19 AM   #18
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That's a great story..... and btw, can you please change the name of your track , IDMBB13forreal my initials are DMB and your breaking copy-write and I have officially copy righted them on the windows 95 version of sound recorder. it was before I reached puberty so you know the copyright is legit.

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Old 18-04-2015, 01:07 PM   #19
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I am changing to my initials, I guess I can put Australia at the end of my url

I hope your initials aren't POD, DGM, ASS or something like that. Actually, ASS AUS has a cool ring to it.
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Re: What do you do when your name is taken?

just put (OFFICIAL) after your name to make it automatically legit

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