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When I initially created my account, I called my name B1naryCha0s on YouTube because that was the name available. However, many things have changed over the years, and now I have rebranded and created a website, trying to take things a little more seriously. That said, any business owner knows that consistency in name is key. My website (http://binarychaos.tv), my social media (http://twitter.com/binarychaosTV), (http://twitch.tv/binarychaosTV) all have the same name, except Google+ and YouTube, which request me to add some suffixes and characters to "make it unique". Problem is, I know there is no Google+ account associated to BinaryChaosTV, and there are no YouTube channels associated to it either.

 

I've tried all the tricks online (linking all your info, being more active, etc). Thing is, I am active. I post videos pretty regularly, but I'm simply not that active on Google+, and all my info is linked. I even gave a call to Google about it (twice), and they told me they would come back to me within 48 hours (once 7 months ago, and the other time it was last week).

 

So now I'm starting to be somewhat desperate....I really want this Vanity URL for consistency...And really don't want to have to Rebrand (again) because Google won't give me a name which is supposed to be available (unless the profile already exists, which it doesn't).

 

Here is the Google+ profile: https://plus.google.com/b/102310514548245630642/102310514548245630642/about?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB

Here is the YouTube profile: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy04zwtHnjUhpYu0UY2yGgw

Here is my website: http://binarychaos.tv/

My Twitter: https://twitter.com/BinaryChaosTV

My Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/binarychaostv (recently rebranded from my previous channel: http://twitch.tv/b1narycha0s)

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Changing Suggested Custom URL

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Hi @Gabriel M , that is frustrating for sure. The vanity URL should have opened up as +BinaryChaosTV within 72 hours of gaining 10 followers. 

 

Now that being said, you have your follower count hidden, maybe try displaying your followers and possibly getting more. 

 

In my experience, it can take some time for the vanity to open up all the way (if there are no conflicts), which in your case I do not see any. 

 

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Changing Suggested Custom URL

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Well that's a challenge in itself. I don't use Google+ as one of my social media services...And from what I can tell, it's kind of dead. People don't use it, so it seems unnecessary to get followers on it. I'll do what I can about it, and come back when I get those 10 followers. Hopefully that will be the step forward I need to get the URL.