When establishing a company, the first step is often choosing a company name. Although you are mostly free to choose whatever name you like, there are some restrictions. Some people choose to include characters such as exclamation marks, full stops, hashtags, or dollar signs in a company name.
Adding characters, such as full stops to your company name does not affect the name and is purely a stylistic choice. Furthermore, characters cannot be used to differentiate your company name from an existing one. For instance, if your desired company name is already registered to someone else, adding full stops will not change the name enough for it to be approved, as the name will be considered ‘already taken’.
By using our DIY company registration option, you can check if your desired name is available, or if there are any existing businesses with a similar name.