A business can go by one or multiple names.

"names": [
    {
      "name": "MIDDESK INC",
      "sources": [
        {
          "id": "f074244d-5cf3-4703-950a-73a7d54ee555",
          "type": "registration",
          "metadata": {
            "file_number": "C4221590",
            "state": "CA"
          }
        },
        {
          "id": "02c1dcb2-6405-478b-9b94-78c7cbea99",
          "type": "website",
          "metadata": {
            "url": "https://www.middesk.com"
          }
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "name": "MIDDESK",
      "sources": {
        "id": "w026445j-5ofb-2401-527b-27a6d84pw947",
        "type": "registration",
        "metadata": {
          "file_number": "DE5267854",
          "state": "DE"
        }
      }
    }
  ]
AttributeTypeDescription
namestringThe known names that are tied to the business you are verifying
sourcesobject[]An array of source objects containing information about where this name is found
sources[].idstringId of the source object
sources[].typestringThe type of the source object
sources[].metadataobjectAdditional metadata to identify the source object

FMCSA Registrations

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FMCSA Registrations Enablement

As a supplementary data point for business name verification, we have added the ability to search and match against the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). This feature is enabled by default; therefore, the FMCSA will appear in the "source" field for cases where the legal business name can be found through their database (reference the sample JSON response below for the full mapping). Note this is an optional feature that can be turned off by reaching out to your Account Manager or to [email protected]

FMCSA Name Match JSON Response:

{
  ...
  "fmcsa_registrations": [
    {
      "object": "fmcsa_registration",
      "id": "d0a8195f-0480-406b-8406-3ac715b2f89d",
      "dot_number": "1762382",
      "legal_name": "ACME SALES INC",
      "dba_name": null,
      "source": "<link>",
      "addresses": [
        "321 Acme St, Rio Rico, AZ 85648-6236"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "names": [
    {
      "object": "name",
      "id": "16bbea52-dbbe-476e-be1c-6b58d1cc3cdd",
      "name": "Acme Sales, Inc.",
      "submitted": true,
      "type": "legal",
      "business_id": "452800b5-73df-4ca4-b58e-443469ec1c3d",
      "sources": [
        {
          "id": "d0a8195f-0480-406b-8406-3ac715b2f89d",
          "type": "fmcsa_registration",
          "metadata": {
            "dot_number": "1762382"
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
  ...
}