I know it is too late to factor these numbers into your thinking on .uk but I thought I would share some numbers recently supplied by Nominet on the UK domain database. Q. Number of Registrants as opposed to 10 million UK domains? Answer: It is difficult to estimate with certainty because of the dynamic nature of the database however there are approximately 4.5 million unique registrants. Q. How many domains are registered to overseas owners? Answer: Approximately 10% of .uk domains are registered to non-uk registrants. I also requested how many of the UK domains registered in the last year where to existing registrants, as I suspect a huge percentage are to existing registrants. They declined to provide that number. They referred me to: Please see the Domain Business for publically available statistics on domain name registrations http://www.db.nominet.org.uk/ . No further statistics will be made available.