NUANS Name Search Reports & Domain Name Registration

NUANS Order Form

CHECK IF CORPORATE NAME IS AVAILABLE
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OBC REVIEW OF NUANS REPORT AFTER COMPLETION
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DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION ?

Included with each domain name:

  • Domain name for 1-5 years
  • Contact Privacy (non disclosure under Who Is)
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Domain Lock to protect from unauthorized domain transfers

.CA Domain Registration (mysite.ca) Registrant must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada ?

.COM Domain Registration (mysite.com) No requirement for citizenship needed ?

Domain Type
Length of Term

 

Sub-Total
13% Tax
TOTAL:

What is a Nuans™ Report?

The Nuans report is a 7 page report that provides a listing of similar small businesses, corporations and trademarks to your proposed name. The Nuans databank will accept any name you submit.  There are millions of businesses already established in Canada.

When is a Nuans™ Report required?

The Nuans report is required whenever you are incorporating a business.  The report is specific to the jurisdiction which you are incorporating within. 

What is a preliminary search?

A preliminary search determines if a business name is available prior to ordering the Nuans report. This will identify any conflicts with your proposed business name against existing small businesses, corporations or trademarks within the databank. In the event there are issues with the proposed name, a new name can be provided at no additional cost.

EXAMPLE
You are proposing to incorporate in Ontario  as  ABC HOLDINGS INC.
The preliminary is completed and a similar corporation is found as ABC HOLDINGS LTD.

What is a Nuans report review?

Once the Nuans report is completed, our team reviews the completed report for any business name conflicts. There may be additional conflicts within the report that did not appear during the preliminary search. From this to the Nuans report, there is the potential for a 3 week delay in results.

Why are the preliminary search and report review important?

  • removes the potential of requiring multiple Nuans report ordering.
  • provides support to red flag existing businesses, corporations or trademarks that may have similar names to your proposed name
  • assists to avoid your business infringing on another businesses right to an existing business name (if you do infringe on an existing corporate or trademark name, the owner of that business may have the ability to make you change your business name)

 

Name Distinctive Element Descriptive Element Legal Ending
Coined Word Abzoodle
Atapin
Preservex
Restaurant
Dance Class
Documents
Ltd.
Inc.
Corp.
Dictionary Word Relaxation
Roman
Sisters
Spa
Mines
Cafe
Limited
Incorporated
Corporation
Family Word Campbell
Harpers
Lees
Farms
Juices
Carpets
Inc.
Ltd.
Corp.
Geographic Word Toronto
Sudbury
Aurora
Skylights
Ice Cubes
Playhouse
Limited
Corporation
Incorporated
Descriptive Name Lowfat
Sheppards
Speakers
Eatery
Kennel
Etc.
Inc.
Corp.
Ltd.
General Name Ontario
General
A-1
Music
Holdings
Services
Limited
Corporation
Incorporated

 

Restrictions on Corporate Business Names

As a profit corporation in the Province of Ontario there are words or wordings not permitted by the Business Corporations Act. They are as follows:

  • Obscene word or wording
  • Co-op, co-operative or any variation
  • Housing
  • Association
  • Any wording that might be confusing with a government institution
  • Engineering, Engineers (unless written consent from association)
  • College, University, Institute (unless written consent from Ministry of Education)

 

Domain Search and Registration

Ontario Business Central offers you access to search a domain name you wish to use for your business at the same time we search the name for either business registration or incorporation. In most circumstances, individuals wish to have the same domain name as the business name and our process makes it very easy to search both at the same time, and register simultaneously.

Connecting your business name and domain name

If you are incorporating a business as “Equine Investments Inc.” as we complete a preliminary search within the NUANS databank for availability of this name, we can at the same time search both the .ca and .com domain registration for availability.

.CA Registration

The .ca is the Canadian extension for a website in Canada. It is important as a Canadian business that you gain this URL for your business even if your business also offers services or products outside of Canada. The Canadian .ca highlights that this Canadian corporation has an online presence in Canada. Google and other social media providers recognize the .ca for a Canadian company and will typically provide more influence or strength to a .ca for Canadian potential clients.

.COM Registration

The .com is a universal URL and is more common in the United States but is used all over the world. By gaining the .com extension, this will provide additional protection to your .ca presence. Often outside registrants will obtain the .com URL to your business name and attempt to sell it to you where the pricing is much higher than if you originally registered it.

Our recommendation is if you haven’t already completed the .ca and .com domain registration as of yet that you do this as part of your business startup. The cost is minimal and provides you with incredible exposure to the internet.

 

Other services offered by Ontario Business Central include Ontario incorporation, Canada Incorporation, Not for Profit Incorporation and much more.