I anticipate my website to be used in the US and worldwide if possible. I am currently in the US (New York City) with a H1B visa. I am not going to generate any income from the website (under the h1b law). However I want my website to be established like a business and the name of the website will not be the same as my name.
Do I have to file for a DBA?
Do i have to register my website with a government agency?
Is there any legal work associated with it? I want there to be an official record that the website belongs to me.
So far from what I have read it says register your business with the local county., but how do i do that? Do i have to go to a certain office? and is that going to be applicable in my case?
This website will be a platform for people. Say for eg. a real estate website or a dating website.
Please help. I'd like to get started right away.
Thank you all for your time.
This is too complex for a site like this. You need to hire a business lawyer. There are plenty in New York.
You will run into a direct conflict with your H1B professional responsibilities. After all, you were sponsored to the United States to perform under your position code not for the purposes of doing business as a DBA, right? Are you an Indian national, incidentally?
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