Either this is extremely coincidental or I am very unlucky! Sometimes when I go to register a domain that has high search volumes, my system seems to just freeze up whilst in the middle of the purchase and I cant seem to finish the transaction. Low and behold, when I later attempt to buy the domain (usually next day)...the domain has been registered!!! This has happened on at least a dozen occassions. Im not stating the registrars name, but I believe I am being deliberately frozen out whilst someone in the office decides to register it for themselves. Am I paranoid or does this type of thing really happen? Answers on a postcard please...or just here in the Acorn threads/PM. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer more privacy.