Is your favorite Username taken or available?

Often, when typing out the desired username field in a new membership form, the thought which keeps lingering around is ” Whether this username is available or already taken?”.  Usernamecheck.com is an interesting website which allows you to check for the availability of your favorite username for more than 60 websites like Gmail, Twitter, Technorati, Smugmug, Flickr, Youtube etc… 

To check if your username is available or taken follow the steps below

1.) Point your browser to http://usernamecheck.com/

Check your username availability

Check your username availability

2.) Fill in the username you would like to run the test against in the textbox Username. Press Check.

Username check results

Username check results

3.) The website crawls across the various web applications listed and returns back Available or Taken as the situation be.

As per the About section of Usernamecheck.com 

Usernamecheck.com is a quick and dirty solution to a question that we often lay awake at night worrying about. Do I have my username registered across every site that I should? What if the next internet humiliation meme just happens to share the username I’ve been using for years, and suddenly people are emailing me asking “hey, is this you ???”. The site is simple. I have a stack of web app urls, the application pings the site using the username you want to check, if it returns a “no user name” error we return that. The site uses Dojo as it does all the checks using Ajax (each check takes a couple of seconds so using Ajax you don’t have to sit and wait 3 minutes for the page to load).

Try it out now and see if your favorite username is still available. 

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Vaibhav

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2 Responses

  1. Nice and simple tool, It is actually very useful. Thanks for this.

  2. Very cool. thanx

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