Dear Diedre, I think most will agree that the new online transfer process is a huge step forward and a welcome change. The problem I see is that Nominet have now gone from one extreme to another. Those of you that have used the system will know, that it is now too easy. There appears to be no saftey net. What happens if someone hacks your email account and transfers your names away. For .com's with the registrar I use (I think most registrars are the same) the current registrant gets a notification email to let you know that a transfer request has taken place. If they don't hear from you the transfer is completed in five days. Five days is not a long time, but at least you have some chance to stop a fraudulent transfer. The Nominet system gives no warning and the transfer is almost instant. I am in no doubt that some smart hackers will be eyeing the system and getting ready to transfer our domains away. Are there any additional safegaurds we can take to prevent this happening? Sincerely, Worried Domainer.