Nominet has a consultation out on changes to its registrar agreement. In short, this one isn’t too bad. The big news is it proposes splitting registrars into three tiers: self-managed, channel partner, and accredited channel partner. I think the first category is too restrictive and would actually save Nominet a lot of bother if it was widened to include (basically) anyone registering domains as a non-commercial activity, given that domains registered for others still need to comply with the channel partner rules anyway. I think the lack of policing for accredited partners when combined with some of the extra powers they are given is a not a good move. Other than that, apart from a few nits, it seems OK. My response is here.