Namechk is a free username and domain search tool. We’re the fastest and most efficient way for you to search for your desired username across hundreds of social networks and domain extension - all at once.
Users can sort results in many different ways, including only available networks, by rank and developer-focused networks. Once you’ve sorted your results, you can download to a CSV file in order to guide your registration process.
David Gosse CEO
Jeremy Woertink CTO
In mid-2015, Jeremy rebuilt the code base and developed a custom API for use on other websites and apps.
Namechk Founder David Gosse explains why he wanted to build Namechk: “I’m an idea guy, so I’m constantly looking for new brand names. I needed the all-in-one search view that Namechk eventually offered and I wanted it to be free for anyone to use.”
Those looking to provide username and domain search on their own website can utilize Namechk’s new API. The full-featured API is just $0.00 per month for up to 0 requests, and pricing scales up from there.
David and Jeremy are looking to partner with other services that would integrate into the site, such as incorporation, trademarking, social media management and similar options that would benefit individuals, brands and businesses. If you are interested in partnering, please contact us.
If you have feedback or input for the developers of namechk.com please follow us on Twitter and send us a tweet. We look forward to user input and will continue to add more sites that we check and additional features over time. You can also suggest new sites to be added to the list.
FAQ and frequent complaints...
Q. Your site says my name is available, but when I try to register it, they tell me it's not.
A. Honestly, this sucks, but there's not much we can do. One possible scenario is someone used to have that username, and they violated the TOS agreement of that site. That site probably deleted the username, and won't release it. If you own a trademark for that name, you can contact the site directly to get that username released.
Q. Your site says my name is available, but I already own it. It should show as taken.
A. Oops! That's definitely a bug then. These sites can change how they work at any time without letting us know. Unless we're spending every waking moment checking, we have no idea. Please report that to our email@example.com and let us know which site, and what your username is. We will try to get that fixed ASAP.
Q. I placed my order for usernames a while ago, and still haven't seen anything. What is going on?
A. Generally this is done within 24 hours; however, registering the usernames takes a while. Sometimes it can take up to 3 days depending on if I stepped away from my computer for a sandwich. If it's been longer than that, send for help.
Q. I tried to register my usernames, but was told they couldn't be registered. What can I do?
A. Before registering, we ask that you run a check to ensure those usernames are available. If we see that they were available, then we can work something out with you.
Q. If you're unable to register any of my usernames, will I be charged?
A. Technically, yes, but we have no issues giving you free credits for future use. Just contact us, and we will work something out.
Q. My username was available before registering, but you only registered on some sites.
A. A lot can happen on the internet in just a few short minutes. The name was probably available a few minutes ago, and now it's not. We will retry, or just give you some credits towards registering some other names.
You can also contact us with any questions or comments.
Q. I purchased a username to try it out, but I don't really need it. Can I just get a refund?
A. We're sorry, but in this case, no. It takes a lot of work to register usernames. We can't just tell facebook we don't want the username anymore, and trying to delete all those accounts would be a lot of extra work on our end.
Q. I registered a username, but accidently only selected one site. Paying $99 for just one site is a bit much, can we do anything?
A. Sure! First step is to let us know. Second will be to register the username a second time (minus that one site you did), then once that second transaction is complete, we can refund the first one.
Q. I have a site, can you add it on here?
A. Possibly... If it's a social media site where users can publically register for an account that has a username, then yes! If your site is just an online store, or some blog, then no.
Q. How come all of the sites are showing as green/red?
A. Well, all green could mean there's an error on our end. Shoot a tweet to @namechk and let us know. If it's all red, then there's definitely an error.... Either way, just shoot us a tweet. We answer those really quick.
Q. I signed up for the API but it's not what I thought. Can I get a refund?
A. Really? ... Did you not see all the signs that said "Developer"? We're not unreasonable though. We can do a refund, but there's a $5 fee for it.
Q. Are you hiring more developers?
A. You see those 2 pictures above? That's our company! If we start expanding, we'll make an announcement for sure.
Q. I would like to partner with you guys, do you take partnerships?
A. Yup! We're always looking to partner with other great companies. Shoot us an email, or get in touch with us and we will work something out.
Q. Hi, we have a company that can help with your NodeJS (or any other language) development for a lot cheaper, would you be interested in a quick phone call to discuss?
A. No.... Not at all.
Looking to suggest a new site for us to add?
Head over to Suggest a Site and let us know what we should add!