Username Registration for Facebook Pages With Under 1,000 Fans Opens Tonight

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Two weeks ago, Facebook opened up username registration to all users, but only those Pages with over 1,000 fans before May 31. Tonight, the second wave of vanity URLs are being released to any Page with over 100 fans at 11:59pm ET (8:59pm PT).

To get your username, head on over to this evening.

Why has Facebook added the restrictions that Pages must have over 100 fans to get a username? Simply, to prevent squatting. If Facebook didn’t place that restriction on Pages, it would be a lot easier for vanity URL squatters to create thousands of Pages and then register desirable usernames for them all.



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