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    Does your domain name have to be the same as your registered business name?

    Hi everyone does anyone know if your domain name have to be the same as your registered business name if you have an online store ?

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    You can call it anything you want, even swearwords if you like....nobody cares!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    You can call it anything you want, even swearwords if you like....nobody cares!
    haha.I know I can call it what ever I like,what I meant was if I use a different domain name then what I registered my company an I then trading as (my domain name)? If you get what I mean.

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    I don't understand your question, there is no relationship between the name on the internet and the name on your letterhead.

    You can call your domain my_freaking_hot_knockshop.com and then invoice on your proper business name....nobody cares!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    my_freaking_hot_knockshop.com
    you should buy that domain it will make millions,hahaha.Thank you you answered my question with
    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    then invoice on your proper business name
    So as long as I just invoice on the proper name then I will be good and if you dont mind adriand I would like to use my_freaking_hot_knockshop.com,hahahaha

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    Cool, Im sure you'll do well if you're selling door knobs ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    Cool, Im sure you'll do well if you're selling door knobs ;-)
    There might be a niche market for freaky knobs,hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by league_of_ordinary_men View Post
    There might be a niche market for freaky knobs,hahaha
    Thinking of selling members of parliament are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    Thinking of selling members of parliament are you?
    haha,you have an idea there

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    back to business, your online presence is an extension or association with your brand. I suggest that where possible, that you try keep your domain name similar to that of your company name.
    I simple example of why this may benefit you is a potential customer hears your company name and does not necessarily know how to get in touch with you, so they do a search on google for xyz trading. Lets say for a moment that your registered name was xyz trading and your domain was ieatpopcorn.co.za - the likely hood of them finding your domain listed on googles first page of results is slim.

    hope this helps

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