According to terms of service of this site, can I create a account as my company name?

For example: assume that I have company / Business / Start-up called "ABCDEF".

Can I create a Stack Exchange account with "ABCDEF" as display name?


Barring any legal considerations and rights to use that name, you can use a company name as your user name/identity. See Usernames as advertising or spam.

But keep in mind that our Terms of Service require that accounts be owned used by an individual (i.e. not a corporate entity), so folks can not create a shared account for use by their "organization".

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I've seen some companies doing this already, e.g. when they use Stack Overflow as part of their product support system.

From the Terms of Service, section 7:

As a condition to using Services, Subscriber may be required to register with Stack Exchange and select a password and profile name.
Subscriber may not (a) select or use as a profile name a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or (b) use as a profile name a name subject to any rights of a person other than Subscriber without appropriate authorization.

(b) implies that if you do have the rights, it's no problem at all.

A related discussion can be found here.

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