Recent changes to the information required during Company Formation

Did you know that Companies House has recently made some changes to the information that is required when carrying out a company formation? A series of significant new requirements came into law on 30th June this year. If you are investigating company names, you are probably thinking about taking the first step in forming your …

How Can your Domain Name Effect SEO and Ranking?

What is a Domain Name? A domain name is an internet address for a website (www.example.com). Having an online presence is now a requirement for any business that wants to make an impact, so choosing a domain name will be an important task, especially if you are a new startup business that wants to make …

The Numbers Behind 5 Well-Known Brand Names

There’s nothing to suggest that brand names must be exclusively word-based. In fact some of the best loved and most recognisable brand names combine both letters or words and numbers. But have you ever wondered what the numbers in them actually mean? A recent quiz by Business Insider UK tested your knowledge of 13 of …

Welsh Council Loses Appeal against Bristol Man’s Domain Name Registration

A Welsh council has failed in its bid to force a man from Bristol to hand over his registration of a domain name because it was too similar to names already registered to the local authority. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council filed a complaint with domain name watchdog Nominet after discovering that a Mr …

Origins of 10 of the Biggest Bay Area Business Names

Naming a business is a hugely important but also distinctly personal process. Giving your business a name with a story behind it or a connection to something that is unknown by people outside your organisation is a risk but it’s a calculated one because it has paid off for the some of the world’s biggest …

Under Armour Gets Tough on Perceived Trademark Infringement

The lengths that multinational corporations are prepared to go to protect their brands has been ruthlessly demonstrated again this month in a federal court in the US state of Maryland. America’s second-biggest sportswear company, Under Armour, has filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit against a little-known family clothing business that partially shares the same name, albeit spelled …

Top 25 New Domain Names for the Month of June

Last year the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organisation responsible for allocating domain names, began approving a new generation of generic top level domains (gTLDs). This was a watershed moment in the history of website addresses, because it expanded the choice of gTLDs available to domain name registrars virtually overnight. As …

The Reasons behind Google’s Decision to Rebrand as Alphabet

For a company that’s valued at close to $450 billion and posted revenues of $66 billion last year, it’s hard to imagine that Google would ever feel the need to create a new business name, but this unlikeliest of scenarios became a reality this week after it announced it was rebranding itself as Alphabet. The …

10 Reasons to Use New Domain Extensions

The explosion of new domain extensions or generic top level domains (gTLDs) onto the marketplace in recent years has undoubtedly increased the options open to you when looking for the perfect choice of domain name for your business. Google may well have recently sought to set the record straight regarding the myth about the perceived …

Transition Plan Submitted For US to Relinquish Control of ICANN

Such is the power and importance of the World Wide Web as a means of communication that there are many who view America’s apparent openness to reducing its influence over it with considerable scepticism. It’s a subject that has been brought back into sharp focus this week following the much anticipated release of the proposal …