This may be useful/interesting to someone. I just stumbled upon this FAQs question on http://www.bbc.co.uk/faqs/online/website-change Interesting that the BBC appear to be scrapping the use of BBC.co.uk in favour of .COM. A British "institution" will no longer bother to use the .UK. At one point they were being criticised for acquiring BBC.com for what was perceived then as an exorbitant amount and they didn't use it all for years. I wonder whether this is a bad thing for .UK or not...?