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New SL Username

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Linden Lab launched the new username registration thing today and now you don’t need to choose a last name to have an avatar in Second Life anymore.

Register your new single name here

Someone grabbed Gogo and Gogolita before I could (sadface!!) but that’s okay because my friend Melanie grabbed Juicy and JuicyBomb for me!! These are the official new username avatars for Juicy brand, Juicy sim(s) and this website. YAY.YAY.YAY.YAY!

When I tried to use search and typed in “Juicy” — the newly created avatar comes up first, then my region. Before, region name had priority over everything else. I would suggest that people at least register their brand name, to be more visible in search.

And whoever has Gogo/Gogolita you can give it to me if you want πŸ™‚ LOL!

* Btw, I did not register BetterThanYou, that was just an example.

23 Comments

  1. Sasha Kormann

    So does that mean I have to use the new avatar to explore the world? Oh no! I can’t stand to have such a awful newbie look. It feels like I have to restart my SL.

    • Gogo

      nope! you don’t have to use a new avatar unless you register a new single username account (as your alt)

  2. Poppy Panache

    What is the purpose of doing this though? I don’t understand :/

    • Gogo

      mostly business purposes — when you type in your brand name, the avatar name shows up first, you can put info / picks to your store in there

  3. Isabelli Anatine

    Thanks! I grabbed the Isabelli and My real name yaaaay

  4. Sedge Weyland

    Woot! Got Sedge. Quite pleased.

  5. Sally

    Does this mean we’ll see lastnameless avatars walking around in SL?

    • Gogo

      Yep!

  6. Kira Zobel

    There, scored my online name I’ve had for many many years, Obsydian. πŸ˜€

  7. Xzel Kawashima

    Technically the way it works is rather than just eliminating last names all together, the default last name is ‘Resident’. So a full name would be like ‘Juicy Resident’.

    • Gogo

      I think you’re on an older viewer, because in SL 2.3+, it just shows a single name. Try searching for “Juicy” — I am not talking about display names, but actual login. I don’t have to type in Juicy Resident.

      • Xzel Kawashima

        Yea, I’m using Phoenix for building, photos, and combat. But yea, the last name technically is Resident, just that it doesn’t show in your username bubble or login. Probably was a work-around on the registration page that it needed a last name or else the form would fail, rather than deleting the code they created a default. Coding and all that.

  8. Anahata Love

    i did it with anahata and typed in ‘anahata’ and it showed up as such, but when i looked at my profile it said ‘anahata resident’ so not sure if i run around with that over my head probably hopefully not lol. i’m sure the resident is just a distinction that you are a person.

    • Melanie

      The last name “Resident” appears only if you are using the old viewer, or using a TPV based on the old viewer.

  9. Eurydice Barzane

    I grabbed Eurydice, but I think it simply created it for an alt *bangs head* so if anyone has a solution as to how to transfer the name to my mai avi I’d love to know.
    *le sigh*

  10. Layne Jewell

    I went to grab my username and someone has it. Thats kinda crazy. Ive been on the grid for 4 years as layne jewell and now some weirdo has my name. o.O

  11. Aemeth

    It’s actually kind of fun registering new names. Now I have a new person to dress up!

  12. Lashy

    Layne, you are the weirdo who has the Layne Jewell account. πŸ˜› No one can register that name cuz it’s taken by you.

  13. Heather Beebe

    Tried to grab mine (rockberry), **sigh*….somebody already got it.
    why why why?????
    LOL

    • Heather Beebe

      and its not showing in search, but it says its already taken.
      πŸ™

  14. Baby Shortbread

    I grabbed one up too. I just made it xtcDesigner, instead of xtcDesigns lol. Great idea though!

  15. Anahata Love

    this reminds me of people grabbing up .com names then trying to sell them… well cept for the selling part, which i hope it doesn’t come to that.

  16. Golduck Silverblade

    Yes but can ANYONE tell me how to get to the old username signup page for SL? cuz i still use the old original viewer and I would like to still be able to make old accounts with TWO names not one cuz i dont wanna upgrade to the new viewer. If anyone knows how to get there please e mail me with the link. or you can IM me in world too. my username is Golduck Silverblade.

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