Special Nicknames Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is a special nickname?
  2. What characters are allowed to be used in a nickname?
  3. What are the basic rules for nicknames?
  4. What are considered inappropriate nicks?
  5. How much does a special nickname cost? 
  6. How can I purchase a special nickname? 
  7. What will happen to my pal list? 
  8. What happens to my nickname if I don’t log in for a long time? 

What is a special nickname?

Special nicknames are any one of the following:

  • Short: nicknames that contains less than 5 letters 
  • Arabic/Vietnamese: nicknames that contain Arabic or Vietnamese letters
  • Decorative Character: nicknames that contain unicode symbols, emoticons and letterlike symbols 

What characters are allowed to be used in a nickname?

Latin alphabet

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Space, - and _

Arabic alphabet (no accent/vowels) 

ي و ه ن م ل ك ق ف غ ع ظ ط ض ص ش س ز ر ذ د خ ح ج ث ت ب ا

Vietnamese alphabet 

B o ô ơ a â ă ê e u ư i y r i c d ó ồ ớ á ấ ắ ề é ụ ứ í ý n h s đ ò ộ ờ à ầ ằ ế è ú ừ ì ỳ m t x g õ ổ ở ã  ẫ ẵ ễ ẽ ũ ữ ĩ ỷ v k p ỏ ỗ ợ ả ẩ ẳ ể ẻ ủ  ử ỉ ỹ ₫ q ọ ố ỡ ạ ậ ặ ệ ẹ ù ự ị ỵ 

Decorative characters 

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What are the basic rules for nicknames?

Nicknames must be appropriate and abide by the Paltalk Terms of Use.

  • Consecutive connecting characters are not allowed (space, space or space, dash)
  • Any character may not repeat more than 3 times in a row (XxXxXxX or lllllll)
  • May not contain reserved words like admin, Paltalk, Paltech or Padeel 
  • May not contain more than 4 decorative characters
  • May not contain more than 8 numeric digits in total
  • Must contain at least one letter* 
  • May not be all numeric*

*Special nicknames nicks are exempt from this rule 

Inappropriate Nicknames

You probably know an inappropriate nick when you see it. If you've got one, we'll flag it to be renamed. If you're not sure whether a nick crosses the line, send us a message and we'll check it out. 

Here's a list of what we consider inappropriate:

  • Nicks that violates copyright, third party's trademark, or other proprietary rights.
  • Nicks that suggest hate-words, hostility or profanity, either implicitly or explicitly.
  • Nicks that invoke or disrespect historical, religious or political contexts.
  • Nicks that contain insults, grotesque verbiage, and strong vulgarity.
  • Nicks created to stalk, imitate, impersonate, or defame another user.

If we require you to change your nick, make sure to choose wisely! Repeated reports will result in a penalty to either your account or your honor so make sure to pick an appropriate nick.

How much does a special nickname cost?   

Special nicknames need a special subscription. The price depends on the number of letters in the nickname, and start at $69.95 for a 1 Month Extreme for 5+ letters. 

Keep in mind that decorative characters do not count as letters. If the nickname you want only contains 1 letter (or is just decorative characters), this is only available with an Annual Special Nickname subscription.  

VIP (purple nick) and Prime (gold nick) subscriptions can be purchased in addition to the Special Nickname subscription. 

How can I purchase a special nickname? 

You can purchase a special nickname by contacting https://support.paltalk.com/ To save time, go ahead and create a brand new nickname with the basic letters and have this nickname ready to give to the customer support rep. Once you have purchased a Special Nickname Subscription, they will change it for you. Then you can login to Paltalk with your new nickname. 

What will happen to my Pal list? 

As with any new nickname, your pal list will be brand new. Be sure to let your friends know you've changed your nick!

What happens to my nickname if I don’t log in for a long time? 

Your account is perfectly safe if you don't log in for a long time (although your Achievement Level standing may decay). If your special nickname subscription expires and you have not logged in for more than 90 days, this can flag your account as inactive, and Paltalk reserves the right to release it for other users to purchase. 

 

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