Hi All I have been reading this forum for quite sometime and thought I should say hello. Acorn is a great resource and I've learned a great deal browsing through the threads. I bought my first domain in 1997, a .com which cost about $80 when I was a student and before the prices dropped, back when Network Solutions had the monopoly. I wish I'd had more money then to register a truckload of domains, but it was a struggle to find the $80 for the first one, not to mention hosting fees (£10 per month, + £15 for using their nameservers). Wow things were expensive then! I remember the first goldrush when Nominet dropped the price to £5 in 1997, but I never really bothered with .uk due to all the hassle with forms, tags and nasty fees (UK2Net and friends). I remember using Gradwell / Clicknames for a long time (Anyone remember them?), but again got fed up with .uk having had bad service from half a dozen tag holders and the bureaucracy Nominet seemed to create. I must have in storage about a zillion unopened Nominet domain reg certificates. Perhaps one day I'll get round to shredding all that unopened mail. The TLD system - esp. the ability to change the legal registrant and contact details for free, instantly, was always a big attraction and still is, but of course its really tough to find good available .com's these days. I'm interested in .uk again as there is much better availability and its obviously easier to complete a transaction uk-wide rather than globally. I've sold a few .com / .net domains over the years, all as a result of unsolicited offers being sent to me from people looking me up in the whois. The highest price was $2000 a couple of years back. The domains were just collected for my own projects, but of course there is never enough time to develop them all. I bought a .com last year for £750 for my bricks and mortar business, so I'm a buyer as well as a seller. I haven't traded any .uk domains yet, but I have a growing collection of both generics and brandable names, most of which were picked-up for my own development.