There are all sorts of tools out there for checking domain availability, but what about social networking usernames? Namechk is a free tool that will check the availability of any username on 130 websites.
Why is this relevant to domainers? Website marketing these days is all about social networking. Before registering a domain for a new site, it might be beneficial to make sure the name is also available on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Flickr, Blogger, and StumbleUpon.
Developing a successful site goes beyond owning a good domain. It is also important to manage your brand. You don’t want your website name to already be a username on social networking sites, especially if it is going to be an authority in your niche.