I have spent a while on the Nominet website and have had my eyes opened by what I've read... wanted to type my thoughs here and see if there are experts out there who can tell me if I got it right or not! Is this correct: Anyone can sign up as a nominet member? Just pay a lifetime 1-off £400 fee. Then pay recurring yearly fees of £100. Members can then apply to become a tag holder. Again this is free. Just some paperwork. Is this true even if I'm a domainer, and I don't expect to sell domains through my business (although I might do this through my web business)? Also what are the main benefits to becoming a tag holder? They seem to be grabbing the names sooner than anyone else. Can they see this in realtime through nominet's site? Just one other thing, they list the benefits or registering with nominet as having the ability to register names within seconds but this will cost £80+vat, or for tag holders will cost £5. This surprised me a little because I don't understand how I can reg. domains for £1.99/year (min 2 years) with 1and1 ? Why is it more expensive through nominet? Am I missing anything else that's important? Thanks for your help, I'm so new to this side of things so would be good to hear what other people's thoughts are.