Check Your User Name on Dozens of Websites

Where is your user name being used and where is it available? UserNameCheck serves a single purpose and that is to tell you exactly that.

While the site has received some criticism, most notably, that you only need to visit once. This writer believes the simple site has several uses.

  • If you have a unique name, you can check to see if anyone is pretending to be you. This helps you keep your brand under control which is an important element of success.
  • UserNameCheck actually turned me on to several new services that I did not know already existed.
  • Can help you choose a 100% original name that is not taken by anyone. I find using the same name for everything to be the easiest way to keep up with new services. So if you have some time to kill, try to find a name that you like that is free across the board.

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). If you have any suggestions on pages to be added you can e-mail the owner at

There are currently 68 sites checked with over 116,000 people taking advantage of the service. Give it a whirl and let us know if you turn up anything interesting.