How to get Twitter username if it's owned by someone?
I've just found a good article about this topic. I hope it answers to your question.
I got my twitter handle by asking.
One of my brand names (and my artist name) is Yuko Rabbit, and @yukorabbit was already taken.
So I politely asked the owner and explained honestly why I needed it. She kindly changed her username for me, and I could get my desired twitter handle.
- Ask nicely as @HiYukoIm did
- Offer to buy it
- Shady, but if the account is old and unused you could spam report it with multiple accounts, hoping for it to get banned by twitter. Then you could re-register it. But that's theoretical. Never done it myself.