Not being a dropcatcher myself, I don't understand how this might technically affect some of you guys. However, if this policy is adopted, it seems to me to be giving the Nominet Executive freedom to impose any limits or charges they want on use of their systems such as the DAC and WHOIS. http://www.nic.uk/digitalAssets/10983_Access_Limits_Policy.pdf If I understand the stated reasons behind this - it is essentially to make the user pay on the basis that things should break even. So they should not cost Nominet money or resources beyond what they bring in - either directly on a pay-per-use model, or inderectly via registrations. If that is the model Nominet now propose to adopt, will it be applied accross the board? Where services are generating a profit - such as registrations - will their prices will be driven down so the users only pay enough for things to break even? After all, what is sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander! For that matter, with £13 million plus in bank - are resources and costs really the motivation behind this change?