What characters are allowed to be used in a nickname?

Definition of character sets:

The characters that may be used to create nicknames depends on the subscription level you have on that nickname.

You do not need a special nickname to subscribe to any of our services like Plus, Extreme, VIP, Prime or paid 'premium rooms'.

A special nickname, and the various combinations and levels Plus through Prime have a premium cost, and are purely 'decorative' in function.

You can also subscribe using one of our re-sellers like Al-Padeel.

Types of nicknames:

Regular nicknames
Most nicknames you see are 'regular' nicknames

  • Basic latin alphabet and connecting characters between 5 and 30 characters

Nicknames where the user has a subscription that allows Arabic characters in the nickname
Known as an 'Arabic nickname subscription'

  • Basic latin alphabet and connecting characters
  • Arabic
  • Decorative nickname characters, max of 6
  • Requires a special subscription

Users that have a subscription that allows Vietnamese characters in the nickname
Known as a 'Vietnamese nickname subscription'

  • Basic latin alphabet and connecting characters
  • Vietnamese
  • Decorative nickname characters, max of 6
  • Requires a special subscription

 

Users that have a subscription that allows decorative characters in the nickname
Known as a 'Special nickname subscription'

  • Basic latin alphabet and connecting characters
  • Decorative nickname characters, max of 6
  • Requires a special subscription

Users that have a subscription that allows short nicknames 2-5 characters
Known as a 'Short nickname subscription'

  • Basic latin alphabet , dash, underbar (spaces are not allowed)
  • Arabic
  • Vietnamese
  • Decorative nickname characters
  • Requires a special subscription

 

Users that have a subscription that allows 1 character nicknames
Known as a 'Single character nickname'

  • Any Basic latin alphabet character
  • Any Arabic alphabet character
  • Any Vietnamese alphabet character
  • Any Decorative nickname character
  • Any character from Table 1
  • Requires a special subscription

Rules for creating nicknames:

General rule of thumb for nicknames

  • The nickname should be something readable that is clear and can be spoken out loud
  • May not be offensive in any way

Detailed nickname rules

  • Consecutive connecting characters are not allowed (examples space, space or space, dash, space)
  • Any character may not repeat more than 3 times in a row (Examples XxXxXxX or lllllll)
  • May not contain reserved words like admin, Paltalk, Padeel
  • May not contain more than 4 separator characters
  • May not contain more than 6 decorative characters
  • May not contain more than 8 numeric digits in total
  • Must be between 5 and 30 characters in length (short nicks are exempted from this)
  • May not be all numeric (short nicks are exempted from this)
  • Must contain at least one letter (1 character short nicks are exempted from this)
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