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Check Your Username Availability on Tons of Websites with Namechk

Check Your Username Availability on Tons of Websites with Namechk

Many of us enjoy sticking with our usernames. We sign up with the same username on multiple websites, and this is especially true with social networking/bookmarking sites as it allows your name to become a presence in the community. Only thing is, there’s so many people online that the chances of our username being take is, well, pretty decent.

I’m excited to say I found a pretty neat app the other day, namechk. Never fret about your username anymore! With namechk all you need to do is type in your username into a input field, and namechk will do all of the work to check against tons of social websites’ databases to see if your username is taken.

Now even better that it can check against so many social bookmarking services such as Facebook, Digg, and Delicious… it does so all with Ajax!

That’s right, you don’t even need to wait for the page to refresh. namechk will check over 60 social networking and bookmarking sites, and visually display either a check mark or red X, indicating your username is free or taken. I will say this isn’t a groundbreaking application, but it has saved me the time of registering tons of accounts under my username’s. It helps when you are first launching a website as well, because you can see what website’s you can register your website’s username under.

All in all I would say giving namechk a visit wouldn’t be a bad thing. It can be a fun app if you really need to use it, it offers some value when you’re interested in registering multiple accounts on different social networks and it works quickly and exactly as it advertises. And as new and unique social networking apps are released, who’s to say you won’t be able to check against hundreds of networks?

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10 Comments

  1. Nimit kashyap

    This looks a cool application, really going to be very helpful.

    Reply
  2. Jordan Gosselin

    Thank you so much for introducing me to this. Especially for people trying to create a big social presence online, this is just fantastic, thanks again.

    Reply
  3. Jujo

    OMG. That’s just what I needed 😀

    Thanks 😉

    Reply
  4. ben lang

    What a cool tool. By the way, I have the same theme, Headlines on my blog. I’d love to talk to you about it sometime. Thanks!

    Reply
  5. Jumpness

    I’m not even kidding you, I spent HOURS a few days ago signing up for as many social sites as possible so I can keep my name. I don’t plan on using them all right now, but I would like to keep my name. This tool would have saved me some time not going to the sites where my name was taken.

    Reply
  6. Jonesy

    Great app. An interesting, evil idea would be actually registering the desired login, withholding the password and parting from it for.. let’s say USD 2 per site.

    Reply
  7. tf61

    Thats exactly what I’ve been looking for!!

    Reply
  8. mac

    Not too keen on this app. I had several names just sitting in my NameCheap acct and decided to check them out. Less than 24hrs ago, almost all of them showed the MAJORITY of these sites green and available. I even printed out the records, so I have proof. I went back today to register these accts, and suddenly they’re all taken, registered even at ALL the same places like Twitter, YouTube, FB, (not Linked In, Or Ebay) Blogger, etc. I don’t get it. Are they using some automatic software to register available names right out from under me? Is there some other explanation? I’m really PO’d right now…
    Do you know how I can check when they were registered and by whom?

    Thanks,

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