IT for Donuts: easily check where your username is available

By: John McGarvey

Date: 29 April 2015

IT for Donuts: easily check where your username is available{{}}IT for Donuts is our regular feature where we explain a tech term or answer a question about business IT

When you’re creating business profiles on social networks and other websites, it’s a good idea to use a consistent username.

This makes it easier for people to find you on different social networks (like Facebook and Twitter), ensures your brand is consistent – and helps you keep track of your presence on these sites.

Is your username available?

However, some popular social networks have millions of users. Others – like Facebook – have billions. That means it can be hard to find a username that’s available everywhere.

What’s more, checking each of these websites individually is a hassle. Lucky, then, that there’s a service to make it easier.

Check everywhere at once

Step forward, NameChk. This brilliant website is definitely one to add to your bookmarks.

Just tap your desired username into the box at the top of the screen. NameChk will check whether that username is available across a whole host of websites, from well-known social networks to niche platforms.

In just a few seconds, you’ll know if your first choice username is viable, or if you need to get your thinking cap on.

Visit NameChk now >

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