so i get some spam trying to sell me not just a .co.uk but .uk also telling me i can get the .uk for £20 and do i want to buy the .co.uk as well coming in later this year etc. what makes it worse is it's an acorn member and nominet member the text at bottom of email is in tiny text and light grey so can hardly see, i have pasted in here so looks bigger and can read detagged a.k.a dropcatcher.co.uk a.k.a 'Chris Holland' i own the .com of the domains they are trying to flog lol here's the email (btw stop spamming me and others with this .uk bullshit you charlatans) From: "Vicky Gibson" <Vicky.Gibson@UK3.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Sent: Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 9:03:55 AM Subject: Trxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.UK Trxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk Trexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.UK Dear Guy, A very good morning to you, would you like to secure the domain Trxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.UK for just £20 in the prestigious new .UK suffix? .UK (as opposed to .co.uk) will be launched later this year by Nominet and .co.uk domain owners will automatically be offered the corresponding .UK version of their domain. As your only possible chance of securing the new .UK version of this domain is to own the .co.uk version, would you be interested in buying our domain Trxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk? Owning both the prime non-hyphenated .co.uk and .UK versions of your brand or company name provides you with the best possible search engine positions and offers your potential customers the best chance of quickly arriving at your site. Even in more prosperous times, for any company on the Internet it was always crucial to secure the very best possible domain and the one that your customers are most likely to find you at. In the current economic climate, it’s simply essential. Best regards, Vicky Gibson Senior Marketing Assistant CHC Internet t: (0161) 408 4321 / m: (07979) 727232 / Skype: CHC.US Full members of Nominet. @large members of ICANN, Accredited by OpenSRS, OnlineNIC and UKERNA. CHC's e-mail disclaimer. Confidentiality: This e-mail and its attachments are intended for the above named only and may be confidential. If the message has come to you in error you must take no action in respect of it or the attachments nor must you copy or show it or the attachments to anyone: please reply to this e-mail and highlight the error. The new .UK domain, although technically “under consideration” by Nominet, has already been decided by Nominet’s Senior Management to be launched. The exact allocation protocols have yet to be fully ratified but the overwhelming majority of Nominet members will be voting for existing .co.uk domain holders to be automatically offered the corresponding .UK before anybody else. The above offer is specifically for our .co.uk version of the domain. We are not able to guarantee the exact date that .UK will be launched or that you will definitely be able to secure the .UK version of the .co.uk domain that we are offering for sale. We’re one of the longest established members of Nominet with 13 years standing and last year out of over 4,500 fellow members were one of Nominet’s Top 50 registrars.