Some clarification on the scope of the extensions to which the "right to .uk" determination applies comes courtesy of an update to a blog post by Andrew Cormack (from Janet): https://community.ja.net/blogs/regulatory-developments/article/nominet-directuk-announcement While I think most of us guessed/assumed as much, it's nice to get confirmation even if the source is indirect. Andrew is well-placed enough to be given the "correct" info from Nominet, so there's no doubt in my mind at least that this is the truth of the situation. Combine the above info with one of the answers from Nominet's Q&A (below) and we have the full list of domain extensions to which the right to the .uk might theoretically be assigned. In other words, A) .co.uk wins. If not .co.uk, then... B) then .org.uk wins. If not .org.uk, then... C) .me.uk, .net.uk, .plc.uk, .ltd.uk and .sch.uk get a look in (though in practice these cases are going to be few and far between) D) Non-Nominet managed extensions aren't in the .uk running at all Nominet have not yet explained how extensions within C) will be ranked vs each other. Nor is it clear whether .sch.uk will be included in practice, given that Nominet said in response to a question raised during V2 that there are no third level domains issued under .sch.uk, only fourth level ones. But at least we're a bit closer to knowing what's going on than we were before Andrew's news!