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Two Brand One Website

Posted by milanlimbasiya.03 on 80 Points
I am about to launch an business of export and i have completed all legal documents on one business name but now i get to know that the name i have used for my business is already taken in same class. So i want to start my business marketing with different name but i have created website with previous name and i also dont want to make other websie for it. So please guide me what can i do?

  • Posted by mgoodman on Accepted
    I think your website will need to be modified so you can do business and present yourself under the new name. You may even need a new domain name if the old domain name is similar to the business name. I can't see another alternative. It may be easiest to start with a new domain name and a new website, though you can probably salvage much of the content from your old website.
  • Posted by Jay Hamilton-Roth on Accepted
    If you're basically changing one name for another, then changing the website text is easy.
    If you're changing images, then it's a little bit harder (especially if you didn't create the graphics).
    And changing domain names is easy, especially since no one knows you by your original name.
  • Posted by Peter (henna gaijin) on Accepted
    If you can't use the first name, I would totally change the web site now to the new name. Using the name that already exists is inviting trouble form the competitor who is using that name.
  • Posted by darcy.moen on Accepted
    why didn't you search the domain name availability first? Definately chamge the website and branded images to the new name.
  • Posted by KSA on Accepted
    You definitely need to use the new name for the domain name for the business. If you have already advertised the original name, simply redirect the original domain name to your new website. It's called a 301 redirect and won't affect your SEO on the new website.

    As others have stated, updating the existing website to reflect the new business name shouldn't be that difficult.
  • Posted by milanlimbasiya.03 on Author
    Thank you all of you

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