Regional FlagChanging name and name bring busySource
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Marivella
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#1 - 2019/12/13 08:32:59 PM

Hello! I would like to change my character’s name to a name I like better but said name is busy. I have looked for the character who has that name and it does not look as though she has been played much. Is there a way to know? If so, is it possible to request blizzard for a possible way to change my character’s name if said person has an inactive account or hasn’t played for a long time?
Thank you kindly!


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Tizaksul
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#6 - 2019/12/13 09:47:39 PM

There is a system in place that’ll free up names from inactive accounts, as long as they have been inactive for at least the past 2 expansions.

That would have last run at the release of Battle for Azeroth and freed up names on accounts inactive during Warlords of Draenor and Legion.

If the name wasn’t freed up then and is showing as unavailable, the earliest that would be freed up is with the release of Shadowlands, but only if the account currently using the name had been inactive for all of Legion and Battle for Azeroth.


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Tizaksul
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#9 - 2019/12/13 09:58:33 PM

Entire account yeah.
If they were playing on another character/realm etc, it’s still considered an active account for this.