How to Add a Screen Name in America Online

Each AOL account can have up to seven screen names at any one time. The screen name you created when you first registered as an AOL member is your primary master screen name and cannot be changed or deleted. All other screen names can be created or deleted at any time.

Create a screen name

A screen name must start with a letter and may be any combination of letters and numbers up to a total of 16 characters.

Some screen names are restricted due to security reasons or duplication. AOL reserves the right to delete any screen name it deems to be vulgar or sexually explicit. If someone has already chosen the screen name you desire, it will not be possible for you to use it. This is so every AOL member will have a unique email address with no duplications. If the screen name you select is already in use, delete the screen name you typed in and try again. There is no limit on how many times you can try different names.

Note: To create a screen name, you need to be signed on with a master screen name. A master screen name is the first screen name you created for this account and any screen name you have assigned master screen name status with Parental Controls.

To create a screen name:
1. Find an available Screen name. Use SpinXO.com
2. Go to http://names.aol.com.
3. In the Screen Name: box, type your master screen name.
4. In the Password: box, type your AOL password.
5. Click the Sign On button.
6. Click the Create link.
7. In the Answer: box, type the answer to your Account Security Question.
8. Follow the onscreen instructions to select the new screen name, the password, and the Parental Controls settings.

Note: If you choose either Mature Teens, Young Teens or Kids Only for the Age Category, you will also be prompted to choose whether or not to turn on Activity Reports.

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32 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by april on May 19, 2010 at 1:38 am

    i have a screen name…but it is not on the list when i first log on. i have to go on another screen name, then click on sign off and switch screen names. i want to be able to sign in without having to switch screen names…how do i do that and keep the screen name im using? thank u.

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  2. Posted by Hannah on October 10, 2009 at 2:51 am

    If you live in the United States your http: that you’d have to type in (Step 2) is http://names.aol.com

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  3. I am having the same problems as everyone else. How do I add a screen name?

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  4. Posted by Joe Jones on April 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    seem like I’m one of a bunch who can’t add a name

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    • Posted by Nanci on December 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm

      I am trying for 3 days now to add an additional Screen name to my account which has only 2 names….Please help!!

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      • Posted by Anonymous on September 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm

        if u find out let me know. I want to add another scren name ut cannnot figure out how to do it since I got vista 7 now

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  5. Posted by Nabil Malek M.D on February 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    How can add one more screenname to my aol account

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    • Posted by Jean Hendley on March 25, 2009 at 8:55 pm

      Tell me what you found out frank. I am getting the same message as others, that my account does not have access to this feature. What’s up?

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  6. I have an old screen name (it is not a master) that I want changed.

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  7. Posted by Pat on January 26, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I am trying to add two new screen names to our account but when I go to the Http listed above the message comes back that I am not able to go to this link with our main account. We have wireless connection and we have our main computer and two laptops that we would like to be onlinewith AOL at the same time but we can’t right now. How do we go about doing this?

    Thanks

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  8. Posted by MARTHA JONES on January 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    IT IS A PAIN IN THE NECK TRYING TO ADD ANOTHER SCREEN NAME TO MY ACCOUNT.. I HAVE TRIED ALL MORNING AND THIS IS WHAT i GET “YOUR ACCOUNT DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THIS FEATURE.”
    I HAVE BEEN ON AOL FOR OVER 10 YEARS AND I DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO ANOTHER SCREEN NAME???????

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  9. Posted by Judy Lumley on December 16, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    I downloaded aol to my desktop – MAC but when I click on it, only one screen name comes up.On my windows all 4 screen names came up and I could chose. How do I get all screen names to come up?

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  10. I added a password but it is confused with another one of mine.
    Now what do I do?

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  11. Posted by harry worthington on November 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    how do i add a screen name and keep the same pass word

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  12. Posted by William Carl on November 29, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Want to add ascreen name……..keeps coming u p my acct doesn’t have this service whats going on with aol

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  13. Posted by harry worthington on November 26, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    i can not add a screen name to my account and i can have up to seven names

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  14. Posted by peter han on November 24, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    i want to create a new screen name

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  15. Posted by mark on November 16, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    how do i add a screen name to my aol sign on screen on this computer?

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  16. Posted by billygilbert on November 12, 2008 at 1:28 am

    hoe to add a nother screen name to my computer with out deleating my sign on name and pass word

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  17. Posted by eddie on October 19, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    how do i add a screen name and password to my aol account.

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  18. Posted by Leverne Williamson on September 5, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I have a Master screen name but cannot figure out how to add another or create another screenname how do i do that

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  19. I Have A master screen name, But I want To create another one for others purposes.

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  20. Posted by Pam on July 26, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    In my AOL Parental Controls login, there is a screen name that I need to add to my list of logins that I can issue parental controls to. It’s a screen name that my daughter added. When I select parental controls, that name is not there. I need to put controls on it.

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  21. Posted by MISSY on June 22, 2008 at 12:37 am

    I HAVE A MASTER SCREENNAME BUT CANNOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO ADD ANOTHER OR CREATE ANOTHER SCREENNAME HOW DO I DO THAT?

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  22. Posted by lil roy76105 on June 19, 2008 at 12:02 am

    WANT TO ADD A SCREEN NAME FOR MY SON

    Reply

  23. Posted by danielle on March 24, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I would like to add my home sreenname to my work account. How do I do that

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  24. i would like to add a new screenname and password

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  25. I have, to my knowledge one master screenname with AOL, how do I add a screenname I wish to use for other purposes

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  26. Posted by gary cook on January 18, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    want to add another screen name

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  27. MY SCREEN NAME IS THUS BELCW

    NEED ONE DELETED THAT PUT BACK

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  28. Posted by erin on August 7, 2007 at 1:47 am

    how do i get a screename?

    Reply

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