Rather than wait for June and find out what Nominet are going to propose for the .uk tld, I thought I would try and see at Acorn what the view is on the big picture for the .uk future. Trying to be proactive than reactive and hope to provide Nominet with some feedback before they form their new .uk proposal. There is a thread .uk shelved but we know Nominet's intention is to bring it off the shelf later. This does contain some observations that you may find useful. One way to move forward to find out what the varied memers at Acorn think the direction should be for .uk and I have condensed it to 3 possible outcomes for .uk. The 100% pairing of .co.uk and .uk is the .uk is provided free (possible as no security added to it) and you cannot sell one without the other, so the only benefit is the owner can choose to use either the .co.uk or the .uk not both at the same time. When they expire both expire, when they are acquired both are acquired. The mixed bag of effective different ownership of .co.uk and .uk solution will still encounter lots of the issues of cyber squatting, phising, email problems etc. identified in the previous consultation but the number would be far less (than the original proposal) as the .co.uk registrants that undertand domains and are informed about it will often take up there right for .uk but we don't know what auction phases there would be and how it will work out for the rights of .ltd.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk owners. No .uk ever speaks for itslef but there maybe other new 3rd level domains introduced at a later date for example .birmingham.uk, .music.uk etc. Which do you think is better for the UK namespace with all the many, many factors you are aware of or sometimes maybe consider the position fresh without the baggage of the previous .uk consultation: 100% pairing of .co.uk and .uk ownership Mixed bag of .co.uk and .uk ownership with release changes to original proposal which favour current UK registrants more No .uk ever not what you want not what you think is going to happen not what you think Nominet is going to do Simply what would be best for the UK namespace? Please provide your views and any observations. Thankyou.