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  • Business Name Help

    I would like to set up as a sole trader/self employed, but have a different website name to make it more rememberable? I have a web address in mind (it's still available), however there is already a ltd company with the same name. I have no intention in misleading anyone, but it would be good if I could shorten the web address, ie miss out the .co.uk bit on leaflets etc, however I will also be displaying my contact name. I have read threads on here about Harrods sueing someone for harrods.co.uk and obviously don't want that to happen?

    Any advice would be good

    PS Ive tried posting this 2 times... network problems
    Debbie

    http://www.vibrantsky.co.uk
    http://www.folksy.com/shops/FunkyTime

    Jazzy jewellery, funky clocks and gifts, each with a vibrant twist

  • #2
    Is it a name you could adapt slightly? Add a bit, or something like that?

    I wanted to be called Unique Gifts, because it's a search term I wanted to be ranked highly for, but it was - of course - taken, both as a .com and a .co.uk.

    I read in a book (Jim Green I think?) that numbers are a good beginning to a website, as directories which list alphabetically will list numbers before A. So you come first in alphabetical directories... not a bad place to be!!

    So I ended up with 1st Unique Gifts. Definitely not the funkiest name I could've picked, but hopefully gets me a good listing. The website is new, but the blog a little older (not much!). The blog is listed quite high now(first and second page) for a lot of search terms - including some very odd ones, like Ikea Domsjo sink (I blogged about my house being done up before the business was set up to give me a history for Google).

    If you could add 1st or 123 or something like that before the name, would it work for you?
    digital stamps for cardmakers: http://www.handmadeharbour.co.uk
    blog: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com
    hand painted personalised plaques, clocks, canvases, etc: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk
    blog: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog

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    • #3
      Mispell it

      Hiya - could you try mispell it?
      Much love,
      Deb

      www.debrajacksondesigns.com

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      • #4
        Does the other company sell similar products to you (have you googled them)? If so i would definately adapt or change the name as Wendy suggests, after all it is nice to have something unique to you and it avoids any confusion.

        If you can't or don't want to, do you have a second option in mind?

        Also, you need to think forwards...If your business does well, and i am sure it will, then you will want your company name/brand growing with you. If you decide later on that you want to register your business as a limited company at Companies House then you won't be able to under that name so maybe it is better to tackle it now rather than later...

        Whatever you decide, this is your business and your brand so it is important to be completely comfortable with whatever name you choose!

        I know how frustrating it is though...you think of the perfect name, only to find someone else has got there first in one way or another
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        • #5
          I like FruitiLoopi!!!!
          Katian Mosaics

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Katianne View Post
            I like FruitiLoopi!!!!
            So do I. It's funky and fun, as well as memorable, but maybe that's the name that someone else has registered?
            digital stamps for cardmakers: http://www.handmadeharbour.co.uk
            blog: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com
            hand painted personalised plaques, clocks, canvases, etc: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk
            blog: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog

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            • #7
              We spent months thinking up our name (Grin And Craft It). It was a combination of throwing words around and seeing what domain names were available. We also used a website called www.nameboy.com which makes suggestions for you.

              As soon as we decided, we registered the business name with Companies House and the .co.uk and .com domains.

              Good luck.
              Del
              Visit us on the web at www.grinandcraftit.co.uk
              Find us on Facebook & Twitter
              www.3dcrafts.co.uk
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