It will never be established. It won't stop them using figures for free registrations though to claim how successful, wonderful, and wanted the unnecessary extension was. It will also enable them to then raise the price and stiff any poor sods who believe the hype and are then forced into registering a second extension at a later date to avoid splitting their brand. .uk is crap, it serves no purpose at all - this is why they are talking about offering 'free' registrations. They know nobody wants it and they're petrified by the declining numbers and, come registration time, of their paymaster realising how much they are taking for doing nothing and potentially throwing them off the gravy train. Surely it would be better just to copy and register for everyone using the details of the ROR domain but don't set any nameservers? People can always not renew come renewal time (we know they will or let the partner domain go too). This is a pathetic charade.