Who will be the winners from such a proposal? * Nominet - the last year has seen a massive slow down in growth of the .uk register. This will inject a (probably temporary) growth spurt in to the register. * Registrars - end users will need to register the .uk as well as the .co.uk they already own, or when it comes to a new registration, register both to avoid confusion. I can't see that consumers or the UK internet as a whole benefits from this. It just seems to be a money making exercise. I applaud the efforts to make the .uk namespace a safer place for consumers to shop, but that doesn't require opening up second level registrations in my opinion.