Twitter today announced that its letting Vine users register for their own vanity url’s for their profiles. With this addition the clip sharing app joins other social networking platforms who also have custom url’s such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.
The mad dash to grab your vanity url for your profile begins Friday, December 20 at 9am PST, and those of you with verified accounts will get first dibs. Unfortunately other Vine users will be able to take part on Monday, December 23. Nothing really changes as format is concerned as url’s will read the same way as the other social sites, with the name of the site in front and the username after (example: “vine.co/USERNAME”).
Our advice for you is hope and pray that some verified douchebag carrying your name does register before you.
Here’s the full email about the announcement:
Starting Monday, December 23rd, Vine users will be able to register a vanity URL for their Vine profile (e.g. vine.co/TwitterForNews). Verified Twitter accounts will be able to register profile URLs starting 9 AM PST, Friday, December 20.
Like your Twitter profile, a vanity URL offers the ability to share profile pages easily like you can with a Twitter profile (e.g.twitter.com/TwitterForNews). Vine profile URLs are optional and can only be registered by an existing Vine user.
The Vine team will automatically reserve profile URLs that mirror verified Twitter @usernames. Even though the Vine team will reserve profile usernames, you must still claim the profile URL by registering it.
If you would like a profile URL that is different from the handle of the verified Twitter account (for example, @RealSMG may want vine.co/SarahMichelle), this can be accommodated but you must register the URL, assuming the account is not already a verified account on Twitter. Once a profile URL is taken, it cannot be registered by someone else.
Twitter handles that are not verified will not be automatically reserved for Vine profile URLs. If you have an unverified URL that you would like to reserve, please send a list to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can help reserve it.
To register, visit vine.co, login with your account, you’ll then be directed to the page below, where you can register your profile URL.