More Advice on Choosing a Domain Name
So, just a quick blog to let you know about a useful free tool. You may have read my previous post on the subject of choosing a domain name, but this takes a step further, as regards future use of social media.
Having chosen your perfect domain name, don't forget that at some point, you may wish to have a social media account associated with it. Imagine your disappointment as you begin to get established with your website, and then discover there is already a Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter account with the same name!
Let's take a look at https://namechk.com/
At the top of the homepage is a tool to check if your chosen domain name is available.
Lower down, it also reveals if that name is available on the most popular social media accounts and a whole host of other platforms you may not even have thought of using!
Let's see it in action. I have randomly chosen "butterflycat" as my chosen name. As you can see, it is not available in the popular extensions, .com, .org or .net
Let's check out the social media results. As you can see, it has already been taken on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Only the green options are available. So, overall, not a good choice of domain name.
Have fun playing around with this tool. You can even check the domains you are currently using and perhaps see where else you could use your brand!