Let’s say you’re thinking about creating your own business, or start promoting your own brand on the Internet, or you just want to register on some social networks with the same username. One of the first things you should do in any of those cases is to check if the one you are interested in using is available or not.

There are so many websites that the first batch of IP addresses ran out long ago and that is why we had to move to IPv6, and social networks have tens of millions of users, so you will hardly find a simple and basic name available.

This is where the tedious search and verification begins, entering domain after domain in a search box to find if a .com or a .net or .org or whatever is available. Then come the networks, and the painful work of trying to register a user on Twitter, and Facebook, and Instagram, etc. All without having any idea if the same username will be available in the next service.


In green the available domains and the services where that name has not been used are shown

Namech k offers a solution to this problem and a way to save huge amounts of time and enough headaches. It is a free search tool where we can check if a user name or domain name is available on the Internet.

In Namechk.com you can search for domains that end in .com, .net, .org, .co, .biz, .me, .io and 40 more terminations. You can also search for user names on networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, YouTube, Blogger, WordPress, Flickr, Twitch, Reddit, GitHub, and many, many more. If a website is not available for checking, you can always suggest one to be added.

The search works quite well and you can download all the results in a CSV file. But, yes, the tool is not 100% accurate. It depends on each service. For example, in the case of Instagram you can say that a user is available simply because the account is not in use and was abandoned, but the point is that Instagram does not release those user names.