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    Register a DBA for a big website

    I am overtaking a large site and wanted to know is it necessary that I register the site as DBA (Doing Business As) for under my business name which is totally different from the site name? I heard some people run large sites for years and have a different business name and never register a DBA under their business name.

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    The answer to your question is that it depends on where you are located.

    Some U.S. states require DBA registration and some do not.

    The idea of behind requiring a DBA registration is to provide transparancy to the public about who owns a business. Whether you are required to file a DBA registration in your jurisdiction or not, I would certainly make it clear who owns the business in the TOS and/or the "contact us" portion of your site.
    Andrew M. Jaffe
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