The new registry system is designed for public access through the Internet and has very specific regulations to follow both for registering and for searching names. If the debtor is an individual, then 3 elements are required to register the name. The same three elements are required to search the name:
- First given name
- Second given name
It is important to get the full name exactly right. The registry system considers that differences in names are different individuals or businesses, although it does make some allowance for variances in spelling.
For example if the debtor is an artificial body, a business debtor search of "Dock Enterprises Inc." will also find "Dueck Enterprise Inc" but will not show any registrations against "Donald Dock Enterprises Inc."
Similarly if the debtor is an individual:
- A search of "Marie Dyck" will not disclose "Marie Daysie Dyck" or "Marie D Dyck"
- A search of " Marie Daysie Dyck" will not disclose "Marie Dyck"
- A search of "Marie D Dyck" will not disclose "Marie Dyck" or " Marie Daysie Dyck"
Note that the validity of a registration is affected if a search under the correct name of the debtor would not reveal the registration.