Topcoder Account Policies

Creating Your topcoder Handle

When you register for the first time, it’s important to pick a username (“handle”) that you will want to stick with for years to come. Your handle cannot be changed. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • To ensure anonymity, it’s best not to use 'firstname.lastname' for your handle.
  • You can have fun with your handle and make it something unique that represents your personality or skills
  • Handles are case sensitive

Members are required to provide their real names and addresses in their profiles. You’d like to get paid if you win, right? We need to know who you are. (See more about how to get paid here.)

Updating Your Account Information

Topcoder member profile information can be updated within your Account Settings, but your real name cannot be edited once processing has started on a first payment, but may be corrected by email to

Email addresses can also be changed by emailing

Changing Your Topcoder Handle

Currently we do not allow changes in your handle unless there is a valid security reason to do so.

Multiple Accounts

To keep the integrity of our rating system, individuals are only allowed to have one account. If you create a new account, all of your accounts may be suspended.

Remove your topcoder Account

You may email a request to and we will working with you to remove your account.

Have more questions? Submit a request


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    if I really want to change my username, What should I do?

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