Re: Fork it!
The second part of your response is more helpful.
'Registrar', 'registry', whatever - my question still stands: who the hell are 'Nominet' anyway?
So, they are a monopoly - there are laws about that kind of thing; in theory Nominet should be treading very carefully over its behaviour, but clearly doesn't feel any need to be in the least careful.
Our problem - putting the money grubbing so-and-sos at Nominet to one side - would appear to be a supine regulator and Governmental indifference. Presumably on the basis that a bunch of greedy sharks making out like bandits because the legislation isn't up to snuff is not their problem, in fact that's what the game is all about - more power to their arm if they can get a way with it.