Easily Conduct a Business Name Registration Search and Prepare to Launch Your New Company

Making preparations to start your very own business is an exciting process, especially when you know you've got an excellent idea underpinning your efforts. Before you can open your doors and start accepting clients or enticing customers, though, you'll need to decide on one of the most critical aspects of your business: its name.

A good business name must be unique, but it must also tell the customer something about you without the need for an introduction. It should draw customers in, making them curious to know more, or making it instantly recognizable that you have the services they'll need. Once you've procured your Australian Business Number, it's time to move on to name registration. First, though, you'll need to conduct a business registration search to ensure that your name remains available. This process also checks your name to ascertain if it contains any prohibited characters or restricted words and phrases.

At Top Business Name, we make it quick and easy for users to conduct a business name registration search for free right on our homepage. In just seconds, you can have a judgment on the availability of your name. If it's not available, we'll let you know — then you can go back to the drawing board and try again. If your registration search reveals that your chosen name remains available, we can quickly handle the entire registration process on your behalf.

What do you need to know to pass a business name registration search?

Before you can choose how long you'd like to register the name for, though, you'll still need to pass the business-search first. Aside from avoiding duplication of another business's name, there are other rules in place that you must abide by to secure your ASIC name registration. Familiarise yourself with a few of the most important rules:

  • Names may only contain standard alphanumeric characters and a group of typical punctuation marks
  • Names cannot include potentially offensive terms
  • Your business can't use a name that implies a connection to another business without proof
  • Names must not be currently under a transfer hold to a new owner

The Top Business Name search knows to check all these criteria and more because our services are an integrated part of the ASIC registration, delivering superb confidence in the result.

Let Top Business Name take the stress out of this process for you

When a name is available, we can help you process your registration with options for an initial one-year term, or you may opt to register for three years in advance. Top Business Name also provides renewals, allowing you to take care of re-registration ahead of time. When your current validity period ends, we'll automatically process your renewal, enabling you to get the maximum time out of every registration.

Questions or concerns during this process? We have friendly and professional support staff ready and waiting to assist you, even on the weekends. To get in touch, please send us an email now for a prompt response.