A name sniper is a person who registers a new account (usually an alternate account) for the purpose of taking a clever username, a special user id (such as #7777777), claim the first account of a certain time period and other reasons. Users occasionally make list accounts with the namesniped name, such as "ExploiterList" and use the description to name different users of that type. This is synonymous with tracker accounts, where the account lists every account that meets the criteria, such as an administrator.

Name sniping frequently occurred during Roblox's early history, when it was gaining popularity. Many namesniped accounts from that time are inactive. There are debates as to whether inactive namesniped accounts should be forced to take a new name so that that namesniped name can become available for new players to take. Roblox's stance is that the name is kept unless there is a violation of the Terms of Use, regardless of player activity.

Name sniping can be used maliciously, such as through impersonation. This occurs when a player creates a similar username to another notable player and pretends to be that account. For instance, Builderman could be namesniped as Bui1derman. This can become malicious, particularly if that account is used to scam players who are unable to identify the name difference.

Examples of Name Snipes

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  • Pizza
  • Place
  • Justin_Bieber
  • Barack_Obama
  • User_Name
  • Stephen_Curry
  • Name_Snipe
  • New_York
  • Chicken_Nuggets
  • Google_Pixel
  • Virtual_Reality
  • D_J
  • Sonic_Hedgehog
  • Game_Over
  • Iron_Man
  • Ban_Jo
  • Lucky_Clover
  • One_Direction
  • Miley_Cyrus
  • Dominus_Infernus
  • Twitch_TV
  • Light_Years
  • Perm_Banned
  • Roast_Chicken
  • Light_Bulb
  • Wii_Sports
  • Wild_Card
  • Serial_Number
  • Black_Canvas
  • Masters_Degree
  • Google_Account
  • Scrambled_Eggs
  • Valentines_Day
  • Jail_Cell
  • Role_Play
  • Foot_Step
  • Google_Support
  • Google_Tech
  • Head_Light
  • Smooth_Jazz
  • Fifty_Cent
  • Base_Plate
  • Dragon_Fly
  • Tri_Cycle
  • Bug_Squasher
  • Nintendo_Famicom
  • Storing_Data