The following is a table showing the words that cannot be used based on the type of registration taking place:

Restricted Word Definition Word List Prohibited
Not for International Business Company (IBC) Trust
Assurance
Bank
Credit Union
Building Society
Chamber of commerce
Chartered
Co-operative
Imperial
Insurance
Municipal
Royal
National
Dominica
Not for a Domestic Company Credit Union
Co-operative
Co-op
Not for a Business Name By Individual
Not for a Business Name By Firm
Not for a Business Name By Corporation
Credit Union
Co-operative
Co-op
Trust
Assurance
Bank
Credit Union
Building Society
Chamber of commerce
Chartered
Co-operative
Imperial
Insurance
Municipal
Royal
National
Dominica
Limited
Ltd
Ltd.
LIMITED
LTD
LTD.
Company
Co.
Corporation
Corp
Corp.
CORPORATION
CORP
CORP.
Incorporation
Inc
Inc.
INCORPORATION
INC
INC.
Not for Non-Profit Company Limited
Ltd
Ltd.
LIMITED
LTD
LTD.

Information about registered companies and businesses

The names, addresses and registration details of all companies and registered businesses in Dominica are available from our database.  Please enter relevant details in the box(es) below.

Tip: To make a phonetic search, put "~" sign without quotes in front of desired name.
 
 
 
 

Similar rules apply to the choice of a name, whether this is being used for a company or other form of business. In short, the name must not be confusing, misleading or offensive. More precisely, a name must not be –

  • the same as a name already on the register in Dominica, or
  • So similar as to confuse or mislead.

It must not imply a connection with –

  • any part of government (unless approved by the Minister),
  • a political party or its leader, or
  • A university or professional association (unless there is a formal consent).

It must not give a false impression of –

  • the nature of the business,
  • how goods or services will be produced or supplied,
  • who will be employed, or
  • Where its products or services will come from.

Finally, it must not be in any way objectionable.

Company names

The word "limited", "corporation" or "incorporated" or the abbreviation "ltd." or "corp." or "inc." must be part of the corporate name of every company. These terms should not be used in a business name.

Checking whether a name is available

Enter a key word from the proposed name. You can check against names already registered in Dominica or you can extend the search to ‘Caribbean’, which will currently check names registered in St Kitts, St Lucia and Grenada as well.

We will list any names which include the word(s) you specify. Please consider carefully whether the name you are proposing is too like any of these names. If you submit an application to register a company or business name which is too like an existing name or which breaks any of the rules above, your application will be rejected.

To do so, please visit here.