Minecraft usernames

Last Updated: Mar 06, 2014 08:54AM CET
Where is my username located?

If you log in with your email address, your Minecraft username can be found at account.mojang.com/me. If you log in with your username, and you have forgotten it, you can locate it at minecraft.net/retrievename.

Creating a username

To create a username, register a Mojang account at account.mojang.com. After you are logged in, you can purchase a Minecraft account. You will be sent an email with a redemption link, which you can click to complete this process. If you do not click the redemption link, a green box will appear on your Mojang profile, prompting you to choose a new username, or import a previously-registered one.

If the username you have chosen already exists in Minecraft or on another Mojang account, you will need to choose a different name. Because users could previously register a username before purchasing, removal of unpaid, previously registered usernames is planned for the future. This also means that if you registered a username in the past, but did not buy the game with that account, that it is possible for someone to have already paid for that username in Scrolls, preventing it from being purchased in other Mojang games, including Minecraft.

Changing usernames
When you first create your username, the website lets you know that you will not be able to change it, and requires a confirmation. We do not yet support changing or editing usernames, though this is planned for the future. We do not have a set release date for this feature. Make sure that you choose wisely, as your username will be used for your multiplayer persona and is visible to others.

​For information about the future of Minecraft usernames, check out the following: