Please read the whole document (it's not long!) https://www.nominet.uk/nominet-opens-comment-period-gdpr-changes-uk/ In brief: Nominet are proposing to withhold in the Whois the NAME and the ADDRESS of any registrant who has not given explicit permission for the information to be displayed. That means you'll no longer have any way of knowing who owns which domain name, unless the owners have opted in to having their info displayed. That in turns means you'll have no way of tracking down the owner of an unresolving domain, nor of seeing who owns domains similar to yours (unless they resolve). You'll also lose any clue as to who owns domains that are about to drop. It also means that buyers will have no way of verifying you own your domains that you are trying to sell, unless you opt them all in to having their information displayed in full. One other change, a more positive one: .uk domains will no longer have to have a UK address for service. If you think this all sounds a bit nutty, think again - it is driven by changes to privacy laws coming in across the EU. Doesn't mean you can't file an objection or comment - Nominet are calling for comments until 4 April - but please please bear that in mind when formulating your 2p's worth. Nominet have done a lot of wacky things, but in my view this doesn't qualify as one of them (even though I'm frustrated by the changes).