How can I get a user-friendly URL for a FaceBook fan page?

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  1. Fergal

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    Hi Fergal, what do you want is called a username.
    There's a note on every Facebook Fan Pages regarding about adding a username on our fan pages. But there's a criteria to be considered before you are allowed to have a username.
    Here it is: Usernames for Facebook Pages

    There are also things to remember:

    • You can't change the username of <fan page> once you set it.
    • You can't transfer the ownership of a username to another party.
    • You can't violate anyone elses trademark rights.
    • If you are acquiring a username to sell it in the future (squatting), you will lose it.
    • Usernames may be reclaimed for other unauthorized usages.
     
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    Thanks a million for your help GekiDan, that's perfect and exactly what I was looking for. Business Advice Forum has a new name for our fan page and it can be accessed at http://www.facebook.com/BusinessAdviceForum
     
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    I think you should include that link on the navigation links above. :thumbsup:

    BTW, did you know that this is the only time I knew that we can change the username of our fanpages?
    What I knew before is you need to have at least 10k fans to change it. But now, it's just 25 fans.
     
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    GekiDan, that's a good idea about putting it into the Nav Bar. We might just do that, however, we'll first look options of placing FaceBook and Twitter buttons somewhere in the page header.
     
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    One thing more you change your facebook url into username when you got 100 likes
     
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    Not really. 25 like is the minimum.
     
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    Thanks for the advice GekiDan, I have changed my FB page. Cheers.
     
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    Great word of advise Dan. It's highly appreciated. I'll be changing my Facebook Fan page once I have enough members :)
     
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    Just ask your friends to join the page. How many people do you still need?
     
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    Facebook.com/Username

    thanks
     
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    Why not change it now? It still redirects I believe.
     
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    I like the forum so I Liked the page. I think I'll be writing up a little post about this place and promoting it on my forum.
    It's a great forum to be apart of. :)
     
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    You need to have a minimum of 25 fans to be able to change your url.
     
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    Congratulations on you success, but I still can't get the answer
     
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    What answer are you looking for? The answer for this thread's question is on the 2nd post.
     
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    Best idea, thanks for sharing.
    :)
     
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    Yes I tried this and its true. Only 25 is need to change the Facebook url.
     

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