Changing developer name?

Discussion in 'App Store Business, Legal and Marketing' started by acctman, Feb 1, 2014.

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    acctman

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    I have a developer account under my personal name and with renewal coming up I would like to change my account to my business name. My question is do I have to register a new Apple ID account or can I change my developer account type during renewal?
     
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    Note that Apple may require you to have an incorporated corporation (C corp, LLC or equivalent) with a D&B number in order to either change the name to a business name, or to enroll a new entity as a company in the iOS developer program.
     
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    Kryckter

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    Im pretty sure they won't let you just change your business name on an individual account. You will probably need an LLC at least... At least years ago I believe thats how it was.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Firewood is correct, I had to go through that process when changing from an individual account to a business. (At least for the US) You have to be incorporated , have a D&B number and an IRS tax number. I think I may of needed a business bank account at some point in that process as well. Either way, you should have a business bank account if you plan on running a business.
     
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    acctman

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    Forgot to update on this... everything went smoothly. I had DnB verify my company and gave Apple Dev Support my DUN # they were able to verify and make the switch over while on the phone. Took all over 10mins... It helps a lot if you're the owner calling in and you have a valid domain that matches your company as an email addy.
     

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