NameOyster Alternatives

    NameOyster is described as 'The global brands of today all seem to have catchy names yet for bootstrapped startups; these short names are expensive to invest in and hard to come by. But a brandable name is not necessarily a short name. Brandables are creative and sticky, but most of all, unique'. There are six alternatives to NameOyster, not only websites but also apps for Self-Hosted solutions, SaaS and Windows. The best alternative is Instant Username Search, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to NameOyster are Namechk (Free), KnowEm (Free Personal), HandleDroid (Paid) and NameCheckup (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 11, 2021

    1. Instant Username Search is a free and open-source web app to check if a username is available on services like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, GitHub and much more. It's available online or as a self-hosted app.
    2. Use Namechk to see if your desired username or vanity url is still available at dozens of popular Social Networking and Social Bookmarking websites. Promote your brand consistently by registering a username that is still available on the majority of the most popular sites.


      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Search over 550 popular social networks, over 150 domain names, and the entire USPTO Trademark Database to instantly secure your brand on the internet.
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      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Notifies you when a desired handle becomes available on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. It will alert you by email when the desired username is released.
    3. NameCheckup is a search tool for available usernames and domains across numerous social networks and popular websites with millions of users. Find available social media handler for your startup, personal brand, business.
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    4. Social Duce is the cheapest Knowem Alternative service. We manually create profiles for your brand in the most popular websites. In addition to your brand name, Social Duce also adds the following information to the newly created profiles where ever possible.
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