I don't expect anyone to give away any secrets on the scripts that they may use to try to catch .co.uk names. But one thing I am curious about is are such scripts running from a desk-top (PC) application or from another server. I assume that such scripts will simply generate PGP signed emails to the Automaton trying to register the name just after it has dropped - am I on the right lines here - in a general sense. If this is the case then presumably the whole key to the success or otherwise is in the timing. With a limit of 1000 requests per day presumably the only way to improve your chances is to have mulitiple TAGS each of which has an allowance of 1000 requests.