Forming an LLC requires a different business name, which must be unique and adheres to the guidelines. The great thing is Nebraska’s Secretary of State page includes a name availability checker. Check out LLC Name Search to learn more.
On this page, you’ll learn about the following:
How to Name an LLC in Nebraska
Time needed: 5 minutes.
There are guidelines to follow in doing a Nebraska LLC name search. To learn more, check out LLC Naming Guidelines or read Foreign LLC Application for Registration if you’re planning to register a foreign LLC.
- Check Name Availability
Search the Business Entity Records in Nebraska’s Official Secretary of State page to check if your chosen business name is available. You may also try typing your trademark, business, or domain name on any search engine to generate businesses with similar names and to ensure your trademark is unique and meets the state’s requirements.
Check out How to File a DBA to learn more about registering a DBA or trademark. For social media pages, use Social Searcher to avoid using similar page names.
- Check Domain Availability
If your business name is still available, you must register for a domain name using Namecheap, Google Workspace, or other domain name sites. So customers can easily find your business over the Internet. Use the Kinsta app to manage your domains efficiently.
- File Name Reservation
A Name Reservation Certificate is required along with a Certificate of Formation. You can reserve a name online, by mail, or in person with a $30 filing fee (plus tax for online).
File your Certificate of Formation and Name Reservation online on the Secretary of State Online Services page of Nebraska. You may also download the pdf file of the Name reservation form and submit it with the processing fee to Robert B. Evnen, Secretary of State, P.O. Box 94608, Lincoln, NE 68509.
Guidelines to Follow in Naming LLC
- Use a business name with the abbreviation “LLC” or the phrase “Limited Liability Company.”
- Your decided business name must not coincide with any existing government entity. Otherwise, you might have to face legal lawsuits when filing your LLC.
- Use the LLC name availability checker to ensure your business name is unique.
- Get a license first if you plan on using restricted words to avoid any complications.
Note that you must put adequate effort into naming your LLC because this name will be with your business for a long time. Making your LLC name unique is vital as it would prevent people from confusing your business with others, not to mention it would be easier for them to recall your business, products, or services.
How to do a Nebraska LLC Online Name Search
It is crucial to select the name you want to use for your LLC. If you’ve got a distinctive name for your LLC and there is no other company using it, you’ll have to look up the Nebraska state site. Check out these tips to find out more.
Use the search engine for business entities in the state’s tool.
The Nebraska Secretary of State will offer an online business search site. This tool can assist you in determining whether the name you’re looking to purchase is available for use for your company. It is only necessary to keep backup names so that you can easily choose the name.
Enter your name
There are five kinds of searches that you can perform on the page. You can look up with Name Starts With, Name Keyword Search, Name Sounds Like, Name Exact Match, or
Account Number. Once you’ve decided on which type of search to do, make sure to fill the empty area with the entity’s name or whichever option you want to use.
Do the lookup
If you want to do the “Name Starts With” option, be sure to enter the name you want to check. This will give results for businesses that have names that start with the word you are checking. Once you get the search results, that’s when you can do filtering by status or type.
Searches will reveal information on the current status of companies. Statuses may be a voluntary dissolution or involuntarily dissolved, or they can be in good standing. Voluntary dissolution is the only one of all the possible statuses that allow you to use the name of your company.
How Do I Reserve an LLC Name in Nebraska
How Do I reserve an LLC name in Nebraska? The first thing that you need to do to reserve an LLC name is perform an entity search. You can do this on the state’s website. It will help you find out if the business name that you want is already being used by another business. The state’s naming conventions will vary, but it’s still important to make sure that the name you choose is available before you use it.
The next step is to find a name for your new LLC. You can do this online by using a service that checks entity names for free. If you’re having trouble finding a name, you can also file a formal name availability request with the Nebraska Secretary of State. This can be done via e-mail, fax, or mail. The application process takes less than an hour, and it’s completely free.
Once you’ve found a name that you like, you can begin the process of forming the LLC. The first official step is naming the company. This is the most difficult part of the LLC formation process, but it’s the most important. After deciding on a name, you’ll need to form an LLC in Nebraska. The filing fee for the formation of an LLC in Nebraska is $100, and this includes a name reservation application.
A trade name (doing business as (DBA) name) is the official name under which a proprietor or company chooses to do business.
Having a domain isn’t necessary, but it is recommended. If you have a domain name, customers will find you more accessible through online means with your online website.
For domestic LLC, you can simply brainstorm for another name if the one you pick is no longer available. For foreign LLC, you must think up a “fictitious name,” which you’ll use only in the state.