Find Out Where A Name Is Registered

If you’re thinking about changing your blog name, then it’s useful to find out where else that name is registered before you make the switch. NameChk is a free service which allows you to look up across tons of different sites. Just type the name you want in the chk box at the top of the screen…

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…and see what happens!

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It’s not quite as up to date as you’d want (Instagram isn’t on the list for some reason!) and there are a few false positives (Usually with services like Posterous, which closed down in April 2013 after Twitter bought it out) but it’s still a huge time saver for the main networks that you’re going to want to register for (Facebook, Twitter, etc)

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