If you have a Facebook account and you have a common name such as John Smith and you want the website address http://www.facebook.com/johnsmith for your profile rather than http://www.facebook.com/john.smith or jsmith or jsmith99999, then at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2009 you need to log on to Faceboook.com and grab your profile name. Yes, it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis just like you are buying online tickets to a concert or a sporting event! See the info below from Facebook.com.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you’ll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer by visiting www.facebook.com/username/. You’ll also see a notice on your home page with instructions for obtaining your username at that time.