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Competition has very similar name, should I change mine???

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheVegan, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. TheVegan

    TheVegan Junior Member

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    I'm working on a site and well I just discovered a competitor with pretty much the same site concept, thats not what bothers me, the problem is our names are so close. Do you think I should change my name, or keep it the same?
    Basically my name is GoParty and their name is GoOut, you see what I mean?
    If anyones got any experience with this let me know :) much appreciated
     
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    That actually depends on how well-established your website is. If you started before the competitor, you don't really need to think about it but if your competitor is well-established already and you have recently started, changing the name would be a very nice idea since it would help you in the long run and avoid any confusions being created the customers driving your traffic to your competitor's site(considering he is a lot more established).
     
  3. TheVegan

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    Yeah exactly this website is more established, I checked and they registered their domain 3 years ago, mine is new.
    hmmm this is a bit of a situation...
     
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    In that case it's more so that you have a very similar name to the competition. Change it, unless it's really good and you feel like you can build it.
     
  5. bullsbears

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    Concept is same, Name is similar & what about the content ? Is it also similar ? Just look like your idea was actually to duplicate the whole thing. You can change the name atleast to not look like them at first place.
     
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    The concept / content is similar but not the same. Also the UI is very different, branding, color scheme/ layout, etc...
    Yeah I'm probably going to change name, but the name has to be pretty close to the original you know
     
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    TheVegan Junior Member

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    Hey BTW your thing says "newbies" but you have 141 post and two stars? kinda weird :O
     
  8. bullsbears

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    Stars are assigned on number of posts & i am still "Newbie" coz this changes on the basis of tenure here which spans under couple of months as of now.
     
  9. TheVegan

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    bullsbears yeah I see....

    ahhhh this thing is still bugging me because I don't wanna change the name....

    :prof01:
     
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    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    As long as you didn't copy them you don't have to change the name.
     
  11. innosoft

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    i dont think thats a problem.
     
  12. themkook

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    The names are similar, but hardly the same. I wouldn't think it's a problem if you have unique strengths to your website that you can market as distinctive.