Can I claim a username for an organization?


If I want my organization to be called X and X is occupied by an account created 5 years or more ago that has 0 activities since its creation, can I claim X for my organization?

If so, how do I do it?

Thanks and sorry for my English.

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Hi @alvarito050506,

Thanks for being here! To check whether the name is available under our “name squatting policy” you’ll have to write into private support. If you haven’t already, please contact us at with the info so we can look into that further. 


Hi @andreagriffiths11,

Thank you very much for your response, I will contact support.



Hey @alvarito050506,

I’ve just learned of a change to our policy: 

  • Usernames at GitHub are offered on a first-come-first-served basis, and are intended for immediate use. If a name might be available for you to use, you will find that out during the process of changing your GitHub username.

I hope this helps!

Hi, @andreagriffiths11,

As far as I can see, this process is only valid for users and not for organizations.

Anyway thanks for the support!

Got it! Thank you so much for the clarification.

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