Before searching the Maine Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Maine business name database. We suggest coming with a few name ideas in-mind incase any are unavailable, you can also download the full Maine’s entity name guidelines here (click here to download)
Generate Business Name Ideas
Search business name availability
If you want to contact Maine’s Local secretary of state either by email or phone, it is totally free and it’s a more reliable method of checking the availability of your business name.
You can also search online by navigating to Maine’s Database, just enter your desired LLC business name in the Corporate Name Search box or you can go to the official website of the Secretary of State.
You can reserve a business name for 120 days by filing an MLLC-1 (Application for Reservation of Name) with the SoS. The name reservation must be filed by mail and it costs $20.
After doing this, you need to choose a Registered Agent.
Maine Secretary of State Office
Hours: 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
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.