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The 1st step of the process

What is your name? "John Smith"

As you may have guessed, the name "John Smith" is quite common, and there are likely many individuals with that name who have written books, registered websites, or started businesses. This is why it is important to check if your preferred name is available before registering it as a business name or domain name.

To determine if your preferred name is available, you can conduct a simple online search or use a domain name search tool to see if the name is already in use. You can also check if the name is available as a business name by checking with ASIC.

Search business name availability https://connectonline.asic.gov.au/RegistrySearch/faces/landing/bn/SearchBnRegisters.jspx?_adf.ctrl-state=cgmsscokc_4 

Search Domain name availability using one of the accredited registrars  www.auda.org.au/accredited-registrars 

Once you have confirmed that your preferred name is available, you can proceed with registering it as your business name and domain name. This will ensure that you are officially associated with the name and can use it for your book, website, or business.

It is important to note that while your preferred name may be available, it may still be subject to trademark restrictions. So, it is always a good idea to conduct a trademark search to ensure that your chosen name does not infringe on someone else's trademark.

Determining the availability of your preferred name is a crucial step in the process of registering a business and domain name. By taking the time to do this, you can ensure that you can use your preferred name without any issues.

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