I had started using Facebook from this month (Nov. 2009). To be honest my main reason was to promote my blogs but later on i really started enjoying it. One week ago I came to a profile: http://www.facebook.com/malika.theshy. I was wondering how she got profile URL with her name. I asked her but she too was not having any clue about it. But now I know how to get custom profile url for yourself. I will share it with you.
I had changed my profile URL from this http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000437064864 to this http://www.facebook.com/azadshaikh today.
You will able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer by visiting
[contentblock id=13]It will show options based on your actual name in Facebook profile or you can chose any other username. Your username may contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9) or a period or full stop (”.”). Once you select a username, you cannot change or transfer it (so, be careful). If you think, “why the hell use this to make Facebook profile public that can be leeched by search engines?” – Well, you can chose cool looking username and still keep away from search engine listing. Using privacy settings.
Grab your Custom URL Facebook username for easy looks, sharing and searchable (if you want that!).
Note: You cannot change the username later, so be sure to grab a good one!