Nickname creation rules - allowed characters

What characters are allowed to be used in a nickname?

Definition of character sets:

Basic latin alphabet

(A–Z, a–z, 0-9)

Connecting characters                  

space, dash ( - ), or underbar ( _ )

Arabic characters                   

Unicode (0x0600- 0x06ff),  (0x0750– 0x077F), (0x08A0– 0x08FF), (0xFB50– 0xFDFF), (0xFE70 - 0x0FEFF), (0x10E60 - 0x10E7F), (0x1EE00 - 0x1EEFF), (794 - 864)

Vietnamese characters                

Unicode (1565 – 1650), (7840 – 7929)

Decorative nickname                    

Dollar sign ( $ ), tilde ( ~ ), circumflex accent ( ^ )

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.

If you wish to subscribe to one of these special nicknames levels please click on the chat bubble on the bottom right of this screen.  Chat operators are standing by.

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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