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Custom URL Is Available But G+ Still wants numbers

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Hey All,

 

I've been setting up my G+ and Youtube account to link to my website/business etc.

Google just notified me saying I am eligible for a Custom URL - /+TheAdamTaylor as I am the owner of www.TheAdamTaylor.com, however Google+ wants me to add some numbers to the end of my custom URL.

 

I have no idea why, as TheAdamTaylor is available and is not being used by anyone, ive checked on Google+ and I used NameCHK as well.

 

So if it is free, and I'm a verified user/owner why do I need to add unprofessional numbers?

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Re: Custom URL Is Available But G+ Still wants numbers

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@Adam
It's their general doing and request to all users.
And the fact /+TheAdamTaylor isn't yet assigned to any other G+ page doesn't prevent you from being requested to add characters.

We used to be recommend not to accept their actual offer for a vanity URL and send them a feedback about your concern.

There are reports of other users getting after a while the custom URL they wont offered by Google finally
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