At a glance
- One tool: Using this tool, you can search for Domain Names and Social Media Usernames at once
How to check Domains and Social Usernames at one time
Head over to Namech_k and drop your Domain idea into the search box (just the Domain Name; no www. or extensions).
First, confirm that the .com extension is available:
If the Domain is available, it’ll show
Buy in the results.
If it’s unavailable, it’ll show
Check usernames in the Usernames section
Finally, confirm that the Social usernames you want (ideally Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter) are available:
In this case, you can see that Facebook (and likely Instagram) and YouTube are available, but Twitter isn’t.
In this example, Twitter is likely unavailable because
courageandgrowtest is too long
If the Domain you checked doesn’t have the availability you need, keep running through ideas until you find one that does.
It took me dozens of tries before I settled on
courageandgrow. This is normal!
If you’ve found a Domain that has the availability you need, now’s the time to buy!
You might be tempted to click that green
Buy button, but don’t!
Where to go to buy your Domain Name
That shiny Buy button might be enticing, but avoid clicking it.
Instead, head over to my post, The 4 essential elements you need to create a business website, and review my recommendation for which services to use to set up your site (including where to purchase your Domain Name).
Any thoughts or questions? Anything with which you disagree? Anything I missed?