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Keith
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Quick question regarding name changes. If an account has been perm banned, can the name be changed off of it? Long story short, I gave a display name to a friend who eventually got himself permanently banned. The name is still on the account, and I still want to keep it. Is it lost for good or any was to retrieve it so it can be put on another account? Click here to enter your signature.

01-Aug-2019 18:35:59

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I don't think you can. Can the account be logged into on the site? If not, then no. The Winner of September 2019's MUPAQ™ Award is
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01-Aug-2019 18:42:02

Keith
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It can be logged into and I can access the "name change" section in account settings. But of course it says I need to be a member, and I'm not going to pay for membership only to find out it won't let a banned account change it.

The other thing is, even if I can change it, i'd have to wait 30 days for it to be released from the reserved name list, right? Because i couldn't buy a bond to force another name change?
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01-Aug-2019 18:50:42

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I'm 99.9% sure the name will stay with the banned account.

Also remember there are name bots out there waiting to snipe rare names as soon as people change them. So it's very risky changing names as you need to do it twice so it gets released and not stored for 35+1 day.
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01-Aug-2019 19:17:05

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The Unavailable character names article in the Support Centre gives a pretty good list about why you can / can't transfer names.

"The name is associated with an account involved in serious rule breaking". If your friends account is permanently banned involving, but not limited to RWT, Bug Abuse, Account hijacking, etc. then the name is permanently banned as well.
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01-Aug-2019 19:20:30

Keith
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Tuffty said:
I'm 99.9% sure the name will stay with the banned account.

Also remember there are name bots out there waiting to snipe rare names as soon as people change them. So it's very risky changing names as you need to do it twice so it gets released and not stored for 35+1 day.


Thanks for the input, Tuffty. Unfortunately you're probably right. I wish I knew how to find a definitive answer, but that likely is the case.

And yeah, even if I can change it once, the 35+1 is risky if I can't use a bond to do it twice to guarantee I keep the name. Sadly sniping bots are a thing.
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01-Aug-2019 19:22:37

Keith
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Rev The Wiz said:
The Unavailable character names article in the Support Centre gives a pretty good list about why you can / can't transfer names.

"The name is associated with an account involved in serious rule breaking". If your friends account is permanently banned involving, but not limited to RWT, Bug Abuse, Account hijacking, etc. then the name is permanently banned as well.


Shoot. That's rough. If I remember correctly, the final offense that got him banned was for botting, so I'm going to take a guess and say it's stuck with the account.. :(
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01-Aug-2019 19:25:04

Ladyolake
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has the ban been appealed though? if its been like 8 years he might have a chance
to get a 2nd chance if he appeals the ban. Its one of those things you just got to do
and see how it turns out.
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02-Aug-2019 00:02:02

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