Not Sure How to Register Your Business Name Online? Top Business Name Has the Service You Need

A business's brand is everything — and it all starts with a good name. When you're preparing to launch a new company, settling on a name can be difficult, but it is one of the first things you'll need to do before you can declare that you're "open for business." The law requires that you use a unique name and that you register it with the appropriate agency to ensure compliance. How do you do that? With Top Business Name, we take the guesswork out of the equation and offer you a direct path to registration. So what do you need to do to reserve the name you want to use in business?

How to register a business name online

First, determine the type of name that you would like to use. Your name should reflect well on your business, be easy to understand right away, and — if appropriate — be a little fun, too! Be aware of the guidelines in place for names as established by ASIC. Some words and phrases may be restricted and require additional approval; for questions about how to handle these names, we suggest contacting our team directly.

Next, visit Top Business Name to conduct a fast and easy search on our main page. Just punch in your name and press search. Our system will interface with ASIC to poll their databases and determine the availability. We'll let you know if the name has been taken by someone else already or if it is unavailable for another reason.

All clear? Now you can register your business name online using our convenient online form. Supply all the relevant information, including your ABN (a requirement if you wish to register a business name, online or not), then choose your desired validity period. You can select an initial registration period of one year or save money and time by registering for three years at once. We will then process your order. If ASIC rejects your name for any reason, we will gladly allow you to select a new name at no additional cost.

At this stage, all you have to do is wait! It can take up to five business days for ASIC to complete processing of your new business name. Upon completion, you'll receive a certificate in your email, and you can move immediately to the next phase of your business plan.

Let us know how we can help you today

The Top Business Name advantage comes not only from how easy it is to use our online systems but also from our superior level of service and support. With customer service available by email (or by phone if needed) and with support available all weekend long, there's always someone available to help you register your business name. Join the ranks of the satisfied business owners who rely on Top Business Name for reliable, straightforward name registration. For support, fill out our online contact form.