Good morning, I'm trying to get a handle on the reasons why registrants of .co.uk domain names have to pay a kind of 'protection payment' for the .uk domain if they want to protect their brand from confusion. As things stand, because of the introduction of .uk, registrants now often end up paying twice as much (effectively the cost of a .com) to protect their brand. I'm trying to understand what the original member feedback was on this, or whether Nominet just went ahead because for them it was a money spinner? Was popular member opinion in support of this? (I was a bit busy in my nursing in those years, so sorry for not being on the ball about it.) Even now, wouldn't it be fairer, and in the best interests of the public/registrants/ordinary users, if pairs of .co.uk and .uk were simply charged as a package (50% off each)? Or does the UK domain name system simply exist to grab as much money for Nominet as possible? Andy Green, the new Chair, in his web meeting with members, portrayed Nominet as awash with money... 'What do we do with all the money?' he asked. If so, and if the introduction of .uk caused brand protection issues and double costs for many, and indeed will, year after year... Should members call on Nominet to 'couple' .co.uk and .uk in a single price package, either for future new registrations where both are available, or for all existing pairs? I'm especially interested in the history, and whether Nominet ignored member feedback or actually found it was what people wanted (that is, paying double... seems unlikely).