When is a website not a website?

By Nick Holmes on July 18, 2005
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Casting around for something new on the legal web, I recently came across the claim that www.civilappeals.gov.uk is “a new website”. It is no such thing! civilappeals.gov.uk is a new domain whose www points you to www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/civilappeals.htm – a page on HM Courts Service website with no separate identity. Whatever the merit of the new information provided – and there is a substantial amount – it is simply misleading to trumpet it as a new website. Either there is a case for a separate identity and a distinct website (HM Courts Services’ Money Claim Online is a good example), or there is not.