We're releasing names of inactive clubs
Since the beginning of Virtual Manager back in 2005, about one million managers have signed up! That's crazy!
The majority of these managers are no longer active. Still, they are blocking other people from using their club's name.
For example, a club named "The Happy Sailors" will prevent other people from using this name even though he/she hasn't been online for years.
But now, we're releasing names of inactive clubs!
Clubs of managers who have not been online for three years, will from now become "deactivated". This will release their names, so you and your friends can use them!
This means, that names such as "Manchester United", "Real Madrid", and "Liverpool FC" is available right now.
So if you've been considering a name change, now might be a good time to make it happen. You can apply for a name change by clicking Account (upper right corner) > My club profile > Change club name.
Even though 20 people applies for "Manchester United", there'll only be one club that gets the name. Who this'll be is 100% random. We think it's most fair this way.
We've temporarily paused the name change validation process. We'll resume this on Monday. This means that everybody will have a fair amount of thinking time before applying for a new name.
You should apply before Monday, if you'll increase your chances of getting one of the popular names.
To give every one a chance of getting one of these newly released names, we've temporarily removed the "only one name change every 180 days" rule.