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Selecting a username

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Selecting a username

Hi
Is there any way for a *n*x user to check whether a username is available without having to provide personal details first ?
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Selecting a username

Hi,

I dont believe so.

The only way that I can see this being done is to start the sign up process and check the U/N that way but without fully completing it thus not actually creating the account.
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Selecting a username

If you choose a username that is already used you are told at the time. If you then decide to not complete the signup no details that you have entered are retained as far as i know.

Also once you have chosen a username and complete the signup, it cannot be changed at a later date so choose carefully.
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but you can always register a domain and transfer that in and use it for your website and e-mail address. Thats is thats the reason you want to choose a "good" username.

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