Have you ever struggled with naming your new OSS project or web app? While hoping no one claimed your desired one in GitHub, npm, Homebrew, PyPI, Domains, etcetera, choosing the best name is weary work.

That’s why I created namae.

namae

np1a40lrch9m10b1s7nz.gif namae is an inter-platform name availability checker for developers and entrepreneurs.

Once you fill out a form with a name you want to use, namae will check through various registries and check if the name is already in use or not.

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Supported Platforms

namae supports 15 package registries and web platforms, and it’s growing.

  • Domains
  • GitHub Organization
  • npm / npm Organization
  • PyPI
  • RubyGems
  • Rust (crates.io)
  • Homebrew / Homebrew Cask
  • Linux (Launchpad & APT)
  • Twitter
  • Spectrum
  • Slack
  • Heroku
  • ZEIT Now
  • AWS S3
  • js.org

Additionally, the search result comes with a list of projects which has a similar name on GitHub and App Store.

Name Suggestion

namae also has a unique feature called Name Suggestion. It suggests auto-generated names made up of common prefix/suffix and synonyms. Take look at some examples.

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Clicking the suggestion, namae completes the form with it and start searching around the registries.

Open Source

namae is completely open-sourced and the entire source code is available at GitHub. It consists​ of Node.js Lambda for APIs and React app for the web frontend, and is running on ZEIT Now.

Conclusion

namae saves your time searching for a universally available name around a set of hosting providers and package registries.

Go to namae.dev and grab a report for the availability of your future product name. If you have any suggestion, poke me on Twitter (@uetschy).