Sarah Irwin
Sarah Irwin SME Community Director at SavvySME

Asked this question on 9/2/17 -Regulatory and Compliance

Do I have to register my websites name?

I have an ABN but I don't know if I have to register the name of my website as well?

Top voted answer
Alexandra Goulden

Alexandra Goulden Owner at

Top 20% Business Planning

No. Just need to secure it as a domain name. If you do trade as that Website then yes you must register it under your ABN. Hope that makes sense.

John Eustace

John Eustace Principal / Communications and Media Strategist at

Top 10% Offline and Direct Marketing

If you own a URL you already have IP protection by default. There is no need to register it anywhere. The only web domain safeguards I recommend are to also register easily misspelt variations of your site's name plus additional extensions like "dot your business type" and .net when you own .com.