Highcross Leicester Highcross Quarter naming controversy & domain name disputes.

Highcross Leicester - Highcross Quarter - The Naming Controversy & Domain Name Dispute.

HiRes Photo Slideshow of leicesters Highcross Leicester

 

 
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Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - St Peters Lane
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - St Peters Lane
    Viewed west north west from junction of St Peters Lane and East Bond Street. The building on the right are new apartments. Straight ahead will be the an new open space called St Peters Square which will have John Lewis on one side at least.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - St Peters Lane
    Viewed north west from St Peters Lane. Straight ahead will be the an new open space called St Peters Square which will have John Lewis on one side at least.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - St Peters Lane
    Viewed west north west from junction of St Peters Lane and East Bond Street. The Viewed north west from St Peters Lane. Straight ahead will be the an new open space called St Peters Square which will have John Lewis on one side at least.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - St Peters Lane
    Viewed north west from St Peters Lane. The building on the right are new apartments. Straight ahead will be the an new open space called St Peters Square which will have John Lewis on one side at least.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - St Peters Lane
    Viewed west north west from St Peters Lane. The building on the right are new apartments. Straight ahead will be the an new open space called St Peters Square which will have John Lewis on one side at least.

  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - Inside current Shires
    The Shires has been undergoing extensive renovation work inside also even though much of this was only opened in the early 1990's.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - Inside current Shires
    The Shires has been undergoing extensive renovation work inside also even though much of this was only opened in the early 1990's.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - Inside current Shires
    The Shires has been undergoing extensive renovation work inside also even though much of this was only opened in the early 1990's.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - Inside current Shires
    The Shires has been undergoing extensive renovation work inside also even though much of this was only opened in the early 1990's.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007 - Inside current Shires
    The Shires has been undergoing extensive renovation work inside also even though much of this was only opened in the early 1990's.

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    Walkway via a bridge which has been constructed over the ring road. This will talk people from John Lewis's to the new Multi Story Car Park which has also been developed as part of the whole 350 Million development.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007
    Walkway via a bridge which has been constructed over the ring road. This will talk people from John Lewis's to the new Multi Story Car Park which has also been developed as part of the whole 350 Million development.
  • Highcross Leicester Aug 2007
    Walkway via a bridge which has been constructed over the ring road. This will talk people from John Lewis's to the new Multi Story Car Park which has also been developed as part of the whole 350 Million development.
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    New John Lewis Building
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    Walkway via a bridge which has been constructed over the ring road. This will talk people from John Lewis's to the new Multi Story Car Park which has also been developed as part of the whole 350 Million development.

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    Walkway via a bridge which has been constructed over the ring road. This will talk people from John Lewis's to the new Multi Story Car Park which has also been developed as part of the whole 350 Million development.
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    Renovated entrance being put on the existing High street side of the Highcross Leicester.
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    The High Street side of Leicesters highcross Leicester without traffic due to initial work as part leicester city councils "strrets and spaces scheme" The Streets and spaces scheme costing 19million is a scheme to renovate all the open spaces around Leicesters Highcross Leicester, Cultural Quarter and existing retail areas such as The Lanes, Gallowtree Gate, Belvoir Street and Granby Street. There is alot of resentment in outlying neighbourhoods such as Beaumont Leys and St Peters to the money spent on the streets and spaces scheme with many people feeling that the money spent on it by Leicester city council was at the expense of these deprived neighbourhoods who have seen cuts and services running down.
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highcross leicester highcross quarter name battle - morrigans quote

So went the quote of a certain elderly Leicestershire pensioner. Within hours of the endearing and feisty Mrs Wisecraft penning those now famous words, the worlds media from New Zealand and Canada to Ireland and Turkey were running the story of what was to become the highest profile domain name dispute case of all time.

This website is about that "naming controversy" and domain name dispute involving the Highcross Leicester along with its impacts and implications including as many believe on the renaming of the £350 Million Highcross Quarter to Highcross Leicester.

The Highcross Quarter became the Highcross Leicester

 

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Old School...

As part of the development an old school dating back some 500 yrs or so was repaired and brought back to its former glory or as close to it as possible.

Now used as a marketing suite with possible use as a restaurant on the cards.

For many years this had been used as a car hire plot that saw the building more or less run down and neglected.

Highcross Leicester - Highcross Quarter - The Naming Controversy & Domain Name Dispute.

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Worldwide Press Coverage...

Reuters and the Press Association picked the story up on the 19th July 2007.

Webwordwizards had worked with our clients to produce a press release which was set up on the high cross quarter websites.

Even as late as Dec 2007 the ladies of the wiccan group and the dispute was still in the news. Morrigan Wisecraft was somewhat flattered and taken aback when we told her that her group was sharing the same headline as the Northern Rock collapse in the Leicester Mercury.

Witches win but rock is rocked... the ladies and the highcross leicester name dispute still in the headlines in dec 2007

Image: Copyright Northcliffe Newspapers (Leicester Mercury)

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Do you have information for this website?

We recognise that although we played a part centre stage in the domain name battle and renaming controversy surrounding the Highcross Leicester, that their exists information and facts pertaining to this whole matter of which we are not aware.

We get information on a daily basis that we can present on this website from well wishers who often wish to remain anonymous.

If you would like to contact us and provide such information that we might consider for this website either about the Highcross Leicester, the name dispute and name change or intellectual property disputes in general please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Voicemail:
0116 2166 124

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September 15th 2008 - New Slide Show

see new highcross quarter slide show of highcross illuminations at night

We have made available a second highcross quarter hi res photo slideshow showing the highcross by night with all its illuminated spaces and venues

September 17th 2008 - New HD WEB VIDEO

highcross leicester video

We have produced a HD Web video of the highcross that certainly shows the highcross quarter at what must be its most scenic... its evening illuminations.

The absence of litter and garbage that is endemic through the rest of Leicester City Centre is surely a contributing factor in this quarter looking so good.

Pay attention to this please Leicester City Council.

The lessons for other small groups.

Other small groups can benefit from the lessons learned by the ladies of the wiccan group who stood to have their domain name seized in this way.

Our advice as the consultants and web designers upon whose shoulders it fell to defend this case is:

1) Always keep any emails or hard copy records surrounding the discussions you have with fellow group members as well as your internet consultants.

2) Although this is no guarantee that you wont have issues at a later date you should acquire your domain names at the earliest opportunity.

3) A good internet consultant will always know to advise you to acquire all the top level domains pertaining to your web project. This principally means the .com but also the .info, .org and .net. The lower level but useful country domain the .co.uk should also not be forgotten.

A common error by inexperienced consultants is to forget to advise you to consider also the hyphenated domain like this one for this site or for example gum-tree.com. So don't forget to acquire the hyphenated versions of your name if your name uses multiple words.

4) Portable information access is future so ALWAYS ALWAYS get the .mobi domain and if you can not then choose another name. It is that important.

5) Don't be intimidated by Corporate Goliaths if they come after you for your domain names. As in our case they may offer ridiculous sums many thousands of times over the actual cost of the names but if you don't want to sell then don't!

Get advice from a good IT Consultant and stand your ground.