Google lets you change or edit payee name for your AdSense account only under certain conditions. These conditions include the correction of any spelling mistake, name alteration after marriage, company mergers or in case of death of the previous account owner. In selected countries, you will have the option in your AdSense dashboard under account settings where you can change the payee name. But if you are living in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh or any other unsupported country, you wont have the option to change payee name from your AdSense account. In such a situation, you need to adapt a different way. Previously, there was a specific Payee Name Change Request Form which was needed to be filled by the publisher with necessary details. But unfortunately, now the form has been removed, might be due to high volume of inappropriate requests. Now a single option is left in front of you, which is contacting the AdSense support directly with your problem.
Contact AdSense Support
To get this working, write a polite email to AdSense support with the solid reason why you want to change your AdSense account payee name and send the email at email@example.com. The email should contain following information.
- Your current payee name
- The new payee name which you need to assign for your account
- Your publisher ID (pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
- The solid reason why you need the change
After composing a good email by providing above listed information, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and wait for their response. Due to high volume of requests and inquiries, you may get a delayed reply, but keep patience. Don’t send emails again and again as it annoys them and you may get harsh replies. Just send an email once and wait, you will surely get a response from them. If your reason was solid, you will surely get a positive response.
AdSense doesn’t allow transfer of accounts from one person to another, so if you have purchased an account from anyone else, then the request for payee name change may not be accepted. But try to provide them with a very solid reason, so your request will get accepted.
What if AdSense Doesn’t Accept Payee Name Change Request? If you fail to satisfy AdSense support with your reason, then only a single way is left in front of you, that is closing the current account and open a new AdSense account. If your website or blog deserves for AdSense, then you should not face any difficulty in getting a new account. Just signup for a new AdSense account with your name and replace the ads on your site. But again, if your reason is solid, then your payee name will be changed by the support team.
Have you got any other ideas? Please don’t forget to share as a lot of people are suffering with this frustrating issue. Comments are appreciated.