Msg#: 4036360 posted 7:51 pm on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)
Absolutely nothing prevents them picking up other domains, if they haven't been arrested.
However I think the exercise is about cleaning up .co.uk namespace so that it can have a trusted reputation with UK consumers. It was discussed at the recent Nominet registrars conference and representitives of the UK Police were speaking in panel discussions.
Msg#: 4036360 posted 8:18 pm on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)
The government's Digital Economy Bill is the driving force behind a lot of the turmoil in the UK Domain industry at the moment and some of the statements in their impact assessment really show how out of touch they are: