How to easily check if a domain is available

Option 1: Namecheap

The popular domain registrant “Namecheap” offers checking for available domain names right on their website. This is by far the easiest method to get started with.

Option 2: whois CLI tool

If you are familiar with Linux, you can use the whois CLI program. It is part of Debian’s repositories and also available for many other distros.

Option 3: Checket

I actually came up with a program of my own to check domains for their availability in bulk. The result is called is a simple Python program called Checket. Compared to the other options, it really shines when checking larger quantities of domains. It’s free to use, so give it a shot if you’d like. No guarantees for its reliability, though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.



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