This Site Automatically Saves Your Favourite Username on New Services

By Pranav Dixit on at

Boy do you have to be quick when signing up for new services these days. Dilly-dally a little and you'll find that your favourite username has already been snapped up. Now, a new startup called Earlyclaim can automatically reserve your favourite username for you.

"This is an effort to help people create a consistent online identity," Earlyclaim cofounder Alessandro Marchesini tells Fast Company.

Once you sign up with Earlyclaim — and be quick about it; more than 7,600 names had already been snapped up by the time I registered — you username will be automatically registered to new services that join the site. You can choose to be automatically registered to sites in certain categories — useful, if, for instance, you happen to be interested in new photography or music services.

If you sign up, the only caveat is that you'll have a set time limit to claim your account on a new site after being automatically registered for it — after which it's up for grabs.

Earlyclaim just opened up registrations from August 9th, so it's still very new. Give it a spin and tell me how it goes for you? [Fast Company]