| 3:18 pm on Jul 2, 2010 (gmt 0)|
The websites looks completely different btw. I haven't copied them in any way, but I am offering a very similar service
| 10:05 am on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)|
There is always a risk of being accused of "passing off". That will depend on the jurisdiction that you are in and probably other factors that we are not aware of.
| 4:25 am on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)|
In some jurisdictions it might be considered "infringing". Do diligent research and make informed decisions before proceeding.
| 7:04 am on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)|
So, when researching your potential competition you didn't find this company. Nor did you find it when looking for a domain name even though it contained keywords you are targetting.
A court might find this implausible so changing the domain name now (and installing a redirect) may be prudent.
| 8:14 pm on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Research the name if it isn't trademarked then I would stick with what I have. If the domain name has good keywords for your nitch keep it. Just make sure the company has no trademarks on "betpay" and IMO your gonna be just fine.
| 7:30 am on Jul 9, 2010 (gmt 0)|
As long as there is no infringement, boldly go forward
| 1:11 am on Jul 10, 2010 (gmt 0)|
It works both ways, would you want visitors to get confused and go to the other site?
Probably depends whether your objective is a throw-away "me too" site, or something you plan to build into a long-term brand.
Personally I would spend the time and money to pick the right domain at the beginning, rather than changing (or being forced to change it) eventually. It'll never be cheaper later.