In my personal opinion I think most members are now missing the point here in this announcement: http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/update-directuk You are being blinded by the "we have listened" rhetoric and the prospect of .uk being "shelved": http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21609406 This is because Nominet's imaginative (poor communication yet again) statement leaves the reader uncertain about the future: If you actually leave this point to one side: Which without doubt will be used to launch .uk in 2014... All these measures could now be applied retrospectively to .co.uk etc: This is further highlighted by this statement: And the board report: Therefore if Nominet were to do as Alex Bligh suggests and split the security issue from direct.uk product itself: https://twitter.com/alexbligh/status/306800203023917056 N.B. Which Nominet should have done in the first place instead of trying to use it as a marketing hook to get the civil servants on side How would you then like... Being forced to buy DNSSEC for each of your .co.uk domains? Or losing your registration if your an overseas registrant and have to pay for a UK proxy service? Or the cost price of .co.uk etc goes up to meet additional security features? Or require a pin code to validate your .co.uk registration? Or losing your TAG if you can't meet "a level of service and data quality"? Let's not forget this consultation is going on at the same time: http://www.nominet.org.uk/how-parti...ussions-and-consultations/review-uk-registrar Therefore the fun has only just started comrades and this is not 'over' by a long way.