I just thought I would pose the question and open up some debate on this subject. Obviously there have been a couple of big things going on in the industry lately First there was the EMD issue - but in my view Google did not reduce the value of exact match they just want to see well developed sites as opposed to 1-2 page landers. Therefore as opposed to reducing the exact match reward as it were I believe they simply put more emphasis on the need for well developed small sites to be attached to the domain in order for exact match to be beneficial - personally I don't see the issue with this at all ! Then there was the initial .UK consultation - but we have now heard the result of that So my question is actually threefold - Are members of this forum currently buying domain names or not? If not - why not? If not - when do you plan to recommence buying ? I think it should make an interesting area of discussion. My answers are - No, because I did a lot of buying over the past year or so and am now in sales mode. I plan to recommence buying once I have done a reasonable amount of selling which I hope to be within the next few months.