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How to develop your application

Naming your application

The name of your application cannot:

  • use or refer to 'DfE'
  • be the same or similar to an existing name on the Developer Hub
  • be the same or similar to a trademarked name registered by another business outside the Developer Hub
  • contain offensive words or phrases
  • mislead users into believing it has special status or power - for example, associating your application with government, local authorities or institutions, like Royal Tax App

'The same' means a name that is identical or where the only difference is punctuation or a special character.

This does not apply if both:

  • the name will be part of a group with an existing application with the same or similar name
  • the administrators of the existing application give you permission to use the name

We have the right to delete your application at any point, for any reason.