# Creating @unikname id as an individual
You want to become a delegate with an individual @unikname id, so you need to create your individual @unikname id.
👉 If you have changed your mind, you can also become a delegate with an organization @unikname id.
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You can create @unikname id with a minium of 15 characters for free.
If you want to create special @unikname id with less than 15 characters, it requires a coupon. and if you have one, you can continue.
Otherwise, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
# Install the "My Unikname App"
The creation of your @unikname id is done through My Unikname App (opens new window). To launch the application, follow this link with your Android smartphone or iPhone (and your phone only):
Once the application is installed on your home screen, launch the application and follow the steps displayed on your screen.
One of the first steps you will be asked is to create your pin code. It is this code that will allow you to access the application later and manage your @unikname.
# Create your @unikname
On the next screen, choose the option that corresponds to your situation depending on whether you have a coupon ("I GOT A COUPON") or not ("GET A FREE @UNIKNAME").
After you choose your option, you should land on a page to create your @unikname.
Once you've chosen a name, you won't be able to change it. So choose it carefully!
Don't forget to backup and secure your passphrase, it will allow you to retrieve access to your @unikname in case you change your device. Neither unikname.network, nor Unikname will be able to give you back access to your @unikname.
# Activate your @unikname to become Alive
You can't become a delegate if your @unikname is not alive. So you must activate.
Go to the list of your @unikname, then chose the one you to activate and click
Activate unikname, then follow the process.
@unikname activation on the Sandbox network
On the Sandbox network, use the
unik:activation command of the CLI to activate your @unikname.