How to handle Youtube-Handles
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Can you handle this?
It's really this easy: Just click and visit youtube.com/handle to see all your current handle settings.
Another approach is to login to your account and navigate to:
Your Channel -> Customization -> Basic Info
Ideally stick to your brand or nickname that you are using globally across all platforms.
Apply the same principles as for naming your brand.
What is YHO? YHO is short for Youtube handle optimization.
Is YHO real? Now it is.
Who started YHO? We didn't start the fire...
I don't know, but i bet there's a marketplace out there.
There will be demand. There will be supply. There will be trade. There will be crime.
Just as we've seen on all other major social media platforms - Instagram comes to mind.
Listen to Darknet Diaries Episode 97 if you want to know what could happen to the underground Youtube handle trade, just like it happened with Instagram.
"All of your handles are belong to us!"
Not in my name? All in my name!
If you have a registered trademark there might be legal ways to get access to the according Youtube handle.
I didn't encounter this case yet, and didn't do any research on this yet - any hints to firstname.lastname@example.org are welcome.
I have no idea, yet.
Please share your story with me via email@example.com, then i can come up with ideas.
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