Art Haykin , Feb 18, 2006; 02:19 a.m.
The government has nothing to do with the internet, and no business "registers" with them unless they are selling hazardous chemicals, pistols, drugs, and similarily regulated products. Of course, once in business, you must file your income taxes with the IRS. Starting up a stock is an ambitious project, as 1) good stock houses have tens of thousands of images to offer, and are adding to them all the time. 2) A commercial website needs some serious promoting so that potential buyers will know it's out there. 3) You'll need to consult a lawyer to help you cover a variety of legal problems. 4) You'll find that a successful dot.com stock house is very labor intensive.