Spot on. Great way of putting it - thanks. I may however have been a little harsh on Edwin above (apologies Edwin) - he's done a lot of work on this and may have just been sick of it all by version three (as many of us were). Also having a consultation on version three wouldn't have hurt even if it has already been decided to do it that way - we are now in limbo until at least February (maybe even May) - in this three month period a comment period (on version 3) could have been ran by Nominet - even if it changed nothing the policy process would have been followed not ignored. I often wonder what would have happened if Nominet had came out with version three first.... they after all must have had all the options on the table from the beginning? I think we would have seen a much greater backlash from the Trademark / Legal community if they had gone out with version three first? As the preferred TM version came out first and was defeated by the majority of responses to the whole consultation itself, they now have no comeback on version three. That's why I think it was important to have another consultation on version three so when .uk does go live Nominet could have shown everyone had been consulted again.