Just a heads up. I had a strange situation. I bought a domain and had it transferred to 123-reg. According to 123-reg it was set to auto-renew and expires in 2013. Today I get an email from Nom saying expired and due for renewal (dec 2011). I incorrectly presumed this was wrong as 123-reg control panel showed expiring 2013. Rang Nominet. Turns out the request for renewal was mid process as I moved to 123-reg, so slipped the net and 123-reg showed as renewed, Nominet as expired. Unusual, but does happen. One to watch for!