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Published 09/24/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

One of the biggest problems many businesses encounter when entering the online marketplace is reserving their brand name. With so many companies already out there, many domain names and profile usernames have already been taken. That is where UD Namecheck comes in. This site is dedicated to helping companies and professionals search for their brand name so they know where and if someone else is already using it. UD Namecheck can help a company plan their online marketing campaign by making sure they have reserved a name that they can actually use from the start, long before any money is wasted on a name that cannot be used in certain online venues.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The creators of UD Namecheck saw a need for companies to be able to streamline the task of searching for their brand online. UD, also known as United Domains, Inc., has more than a decade worth of experience in domain registration and currently owns UD Namecheck. United Domains is one of the top domain registrars in Europe and currently works with over 200,000 clients. Today, United Doman’s Namecheck still offers users the same searching functionality that it was originally intended to provide.

What are the differences to other apps?

UD Namecheck is unique in the way it presents vital name related information. Companies can use the name report offered by UD Namecheck to determine if their desired brand name is still available. This could in turn have a big impact on the way the company approaches marketing and whether or not a name change is required or more funds are needed to secure the desired brand name. UD Namecheck can help businesses come up with a game plan and make important decisions regarding their internet reputation.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

The UD Namecheck website presents a very professional, sleek style. The generally blue and white color scheme is highlighted by eye-catching graphics and a handful of orange highlights. Although other sites appear to be geared towards a mixed clientele and some are more for individuals, UD Namecheck is clearly intended primarily for corporate and smaller business clients. The site is easy to navigate and includes customer testimonials and easily accessible contact and feedback links.

How does the registration process work?

A new user doesn’t have to officially register for UD Namecheck to perform a search and get results. Simply visit the homepage and enter the desired brand name or username into the available field. After doing so, the visitor can click the orange search button directly below the text entry field. This will begin the actual search function, which may take a few seconds. After completing the search, UD Namecheck presents the user with a report that shows all the most popular social networking websites and the availability of their desired name (red means it is taken and green means available).

What does it cost to use the application?

The cost of UD Namecheck is another positive benefit for the average user Anyone can visit the site and submit a search for free. There is no account registration requirement and no need to submit payment for the opportunity to check availability. At this point, UD Namecheck does not offer any kind of premium paid membership. Whether or not that will change in the future would really depend on any additional features that are introduced to the site. For the time being, anyone can get their name availability report simply by submitting it on the homepage.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Businesses, especially small businesses and non profit organizations that want to check for their name can really appreciate the free nature of UD Namecheck. The site is also ideal for individuals, and the price is once again enticing. Anyone who wants to come up with an original name for any purpose, be it commercial or personal, can get a lot of use out of UD Namecheck’s search function.

  • Perform a search without creating an account
  • Search as often as they like
  • Review a color coded availability report that makes it easy to see where the name is taken
  • Connect with UD Namecheck through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Read helpful articles on domain names


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