No, you can’t have my username.

I regularly receive messages from Instagram users asking me if I can give or sell them my username (@remi). The answer is “no” for several reasons:

1/ Being named “remi” is not a sufficient reason. It’s also my first name and we are a few millions in this case.

2/ I was one of the very first users of Instagram, back in October 2010 (somewhere around the 1500th user). This allowed me to secure and use this perfect username. This is not your case, I know. Sorry.

3/ Instagram’s terms of use do not allow usernames to be traded.

Now, if you park a brand new Porsche 718S “Miami Blue” in front of my house and hand me the keys in exchange, I might hesitate.

Greetings to all the Remi of the world.