Highcross Leicester Highcross Quarter naming controversy & domain name disputes.

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

HD Video's of the Highcross Quarter


HD Video of the Highcross Quarter on September 10th 2008

Video of the highcross leicester

HD Video of the Highcross Quarter opening on September 4th 2008 - Part 1

highcross in leicester's highcross quarter opening day part 1

Coming soon: HD Video of the Highcross Quarter opening on September 4th 2008 - Part 2

Watch this space...

Video Technical Note.

This video HD FLV format which will play in all web browsers once you have downloaded the free flash pluggin. It is highly likely you already have this pluggin installed as it is widely used.

Intermittent playback is normal on the first play as our HD Video downloads onto you PC. After that these video files will play smoothly and continuously.

Due to massive demand for information on this website we choose not to use streaming which plays much smoother first time but places heavy demand on bandwidth.

The download time for each video varies but should take no more than a few minutes to complete on a fast broadband connection.

(Technical Queries regarding these video files should be directed to our web masters info@webwordwizards.com)

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Development Context

The quarter in which the Highcross Leicester has been developed is one of the oldest parts of the city. Incorporating areas so old that archeological work was carried out uncovering many new insights into times past before these areas were concreted over for generations.

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Worldwide Press Coverage...

Reuters and the Press Association picked up on the news of the name battle and dispute on the 19th July 2007 when the Leicester Mercury ran an initial story that highlighted astonishing news that the naming of the Highcross Quarter as it was then set to be called had changed partly due to

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.

0116 2166 124

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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.