I'm not a Nominet member, so granted you could say STFU, but still... Why is there a need for a sunrise period of FIVE years?? I don't even know why Nominet talk about .org.uk registrants in their press release, they will have NO say so in the .uk extension of "their" domain. I've just spoken with Nominet to ask them to clarify the .org.uk position, and I was told the registrant would have to wait 5 years, after which they could try and make the registration (just like anyone else). Based on what I've just been told it completely negates this paragraph in their press release: In the small proportion of instances where there could be competition – e.g. where one person holds example.co.uk and another holds example.org.uk – the shorter domain will be offered to the .co.uk registrant. It should say, if somone holds the .co.uk then you can't register the domain. Either wait 5 years or contact the owner of the .co.uk, ask them to buy it so you can buy it off them. The Nominet chap said I couldn't do anything but wait, or make an offer to the .co.uk registrant... Well that doesn't put me in any kind of privileged position, anyone could make an offer to buy it? I asked what if hypothetically the .co.uk and .org.uk registrants were happy with their domains and felt no need to register the .uk. He said, again, after FIVE years anyone could register the domain. It blows a hole right through their blurb about expanding competition yada yada. Sounds more like a strategic way of cashing in and / or justifying their own jobs.