Alaska Business Name Search
Before searching the Alaska Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Alaska business name database. We suggest coming up with a few name ideas in case some are unavailable, you can also download the full Alaska entity name guidelines here (click here to download)
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Search business name availability
Contacting the local business registration entity via Phone or Email is free and is the most reliable way to check your business name availability. it’s relatively easy to get in touch with the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.
Online, you can search for Alaska businesses entities for free via the Alaska business entity search (click here to visit). All you have to do is enter your business name into the “entity name” field.
Keep in mind that Alaska does not have a secretary of state. Thus, functions performed by the secretary of state in other parts of the US are taken over by the Lieutenant Governor in Alaska. You can find more information here.
Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Phone: (907) 269-8160
Hours: 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
Frequently Asked Questions
You can register your business name via the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing).
- You will have to choose whether you’d like to just reserve the business name for a specific time period or go through the registration.
- To register a business name, you will need to be the holder of a current business license.
- You can complete the filing online but a review process lasting 10 to 15 days will still be in effect.
- There is a 25-dollar non-refundable filing fee that you will need to pay in order to register your business name in Alaska.
To register your business name, you’ll need to prepare the following:
- A valid business license
- A business name reservation application (if you just want to reserve the business name)
- Business name registration application (if you want to register the business name)
All of the forms can be downloaded from the website of Alaska’s Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.
You will also need to provide evidence that the non-refundable registration fee has been paid.
If your ideal business name is already in use, you will have to choose an alternative. According to official state information, you could run into legal conflict by attempting to register a business name that has already been taken.
Keep in mind that there are also certain name restrictions in Alaska that could contribute to your registration request being rejected. You cannot register a business name that provides misleading information about your corporate purposes. Vulgarities, profanities and words that are in violation of local laws are also not permissible.
Understand the fact that the entity registering a business name has exclusive right over it, as per Alaska law. A court order can be used to prohibit others from using similar not distinguishable names. The entity could also seek damages in court, leading to financial losses for those interested in getting a similar name.
Hence, carrying out research in advance and striving for originality will both be in your favor.
Registering your business Domain/website
Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to check if the domain name is available for your business. The last thing you want is to register your business name and find out another competitor or company already has a website with your name! Use our domain check below to instantly check availability.
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