I have had this URL for over 12 years: youtube.com/dnalounge
At some point, that URL began redirecting to this URL, which is worse but adequate: youtube.com/user/DNALounge
Recently, in order to allow employees to administer without sharing passwords, I converted it to a "Brand Account", and now it keeps referring people to this horror-show of a URL: youtube.com/channel/UCBKC3Bi_ckdOm3HxPRB98LQ
Advanced settings says I am "eligible for a custom URL" but if I try to "claim" it, it says "Many people have the same name" and wants me to select "youtube.com/c/DNALounge0001" or some shit, which is not ok.
I'm afraid to touch anything on that page because I'm not confident that it won't end up deleting the youtube.com/dnalounge URL somehow. What do I do?
Remember when multi-billion dollar corporations actually employed tech support? Yeah, those were the days.