Register a business name online today
This service includes the registration of a business name with the Companies Registration Office (CRO) which is legally required should you trade under a name different from your own name. Business names are not restricted by the CRO, so there is no need to check the name against the register.
There are 3 situations in which you may want to register a business name:
- Sole Trader – To start operating as a sole trader in Ireland you must be a tax resident with a business address in the Republic of Ireland.
- Partnership – Partnerships must have two or more owners. Similar to a sole trader the owners must have a business address in the Republic of Ireland.
- Limited Company Business Name – A Limited company can register multiple business names to operate various aspects of the businesses under one company. Also known as trading name(s).
When you register a business name online, we will include a free .ie or .com domain for one year.