Jagex Ltd. has sent out some e-mails concerning their MMORPG Runescape that may affect many players. The e-mail announced that they are "gearing up for another name release". It is unclear if inactivity is a determining factor or how long that inactivity has had to persist if a metric. The e-mail does specify that to avoid having a character name released, "simply log in before the end of the year".
We at Gamer Guildhall recommend that if you are logging into your character to maintain ownership of your Runescape name, that you please ensure you are doing so at the official Runescape site: runescape.com. (Simply copy and paste or type runescape.com into your browser if you do not wish to use this courtesy link.)