Business Name Availability
I WANT TO SIGN UP, BUT I DON’T KNOW MY COMPANY NAME YET. WHAT SHOULD I PUT IN THAT FIELD?
You can sign up for our services with the business name you plan to use, even if you are not sure the name is available. If you end up forming your company under a different name than the one you signed up with, just call or email us to let us know your company’s legal name. State notices and service of process will come to your registered agent under your legal name, so it needs to match the name in our system.
If we do the filing for you, we always check the name first to see if it is available. If it is not, we will contact you about your options. If you check name availability yourself, almost all Secretary of State’s websites let you do a business entity search for free.
We offer step-by-step guides on conducting a search and links to each state’s search page on our Free Business Name Search page.