piatkow - 12:06 pm on Sep 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
The disturbing bit is the way the article suddenly changes from "taken down" to "seized".
Taking a car as an analogy
"Taken down" They have clamped my car. I can't use it but it is still mine with both the advantages and liabilities of ownership
"Seized" they have taken both the car and ownership of the car away from me and can crush it or sell it.
Reading the Nominet proposal itself it looks like sloppy journalism on the part of The Register. There is no mention of "seizing" domain ownership.