Nominet has been working on developing and improving their “online services” over the past year.
The “online services” are available to both registrants and registrars and allow both user types to manage various aspects of their interactions with the UK registry.
Next month the registry plans to take the domain transfers / trades online.
Unfortunately details on how this is going to be implemented haven’t been supplied as yet, but based on past experiences it could be another case of “all or nothing” with the offline form based solution being removed entirely, which leads to a new set of issues for registrants and their agents.
We’ll have to wait and see.