ID already taken nickname error message

Hi, I am trying to register my username (cochinescu) but after checkin for my id availability I get the “ is already taken” error message.
On the blockstack explorer the id seems available / not taken yet:
Please advice, thanks.

Hey @cochinescu, sorry to hear you’re having trouble!

If the explorer says it’s available, then it’s definitely available (just confirmed using my indexer node). Can you try doing a hard-refresh? If that does not work, can you try clearing your localStorage, and re-entering your 12-word backup phrase at the onboarding screen?

Thanks for the quick reply Jude!
Yes I tried recovering from the backup phrase on both Safari and Chrome and I still got the same output: is taken already. :frowning:
I will try registering on onename and transferring it from there.