Can an inactive Twitter page/username be removed by request? Or even a request be sent to the current inactive owner?

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We generally have a 9 month rule; if a profile has been inactive for more than 9 months, we release the user name. In cases where the account has never been updated, Twitter can write the owner of the user name about releasing it, but results vary.
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Since inactive user name requests are such a popular thing, they now have their own address. I don't check this thread everyday, but judging by my replies tab, this is a popular request. Going forward, if you want to acquire an inactive user name, please send a request to:

username@twitter.com

It may take 3-5 days for you to get a response, since inactive user name requests come behind problem requests and bug reports in terms of priority, but we'll have someone looking at these daily. In your request, please include the following information:

*The user name you want
*Your existing user name, if you have one
*If you want to change your user name, or start a new account with the user name you're requesting.

Please note: Twitter Support will change your user name for you at the time of responding to the request so that the user name doesn't get taken by someone else. We will notify you by email when this happens.

Thanks!
Crystal