Nominet is running a public consultation on "Raising Industry Standards" - http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/?contentId=2737 It discusses and number of possible changes to the tag holder's agreement and Nominet's relationship with tag holders (which it calls registrars). To quote: "If you are a registrar we would like your comments on our proposals to strengthen the registrar contract and the support we are offering to help you comply. In particular we value your opinion on the following: • Proposals to strengthen our contract with you, introducing achievable standards on good practice, data accuracy, technical and business competence, and publication of information about charges and service levels. • Whether you would like us to introduce a “gold standard” for registrars. • Whether you would support our working with other industry players in the wider Internet community to coordinate voluntary codes of practice. There is no intention to impose a bureaucratic or expensive system on would-be registrars, nor to benefit one segment of registrars or one business model over others. If you are a registrant we would especially like your comments on the changes we propose to make to the registrar and registrant contracts. In particular: • Whether our proposals about strengthening our contract with registrars would enhance your trust and confidence in the .uk domain. • Whether you would find a “gold standard” useful in choosing between .uk registrars. • Whether you would support us in working with other industry players in the wider Internet community to coordinate voluntary codes of practice. Whether you are a registrar, registrant or simply someone with an interest in how standards in the Internet industry can be improved, we welcome your opinions and hope you will help us by responding to this consultation." The consultation period runs from 31 January 2006 to 30 April 2006. Responses to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header 'standards consultation'.