This is the first time I've come across this issue - it seems to stem from the new data validation process that Nominet have put in place. The background: we sold a domain name to a company in Poland. Because Nominet were unable to verify their contact data automatically at the point of domain transfer, this triggered a series of emails (to us, and to the new registrant) I will post examples of these emails below, with specifics redacted (italics indicate changes I made) so that you can see what sort of thing you may come across in your own transactions going forward. 1) Email sent to new registrant 2) Email sent to us The net result is that my buyer is frustrated because Nominet don't accept his form of the company name (which may/may not need a bit of fixing - he's talking to them) but in a certain sense blames me for not warning him about this issue that I obviously knew nothing about. Clearly, it's going to be very important going forward that you get the PRECISE registrant name and registrant type absolutely correct, especially if you're going for the free Self Managed tag transfer where you're going to have to input all the details yourself. Anyway, it's all a "bonus" hassle we have to contend with going forward, one which I believe is pretty much unique to the UK namespace.