A quick tip: Whenever possible register your name on all the various social media platforms available! Whilst this may seem like a daunting (and time consuming) task – which it is unfortunately there are site out there to make it a bit easier.
Also – you will probably see websites you have absolutely no intention of EVER using but if you can, take the time to register them anyway.
This helps describe exactly what Namechk is:
“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. Find the best username with Namechk.
Securing your brand is important. It provides consistency to your users, and allows your business to be seen and recognized in more places. Namechk has partnered with some top companies to help you ensure your brand is consistent and easy to find across the internet.”