This unfortunate incident is a reminder of something that we tend to forget: many if not most registries hate speculators like us. Especially country code registries that have state funding and backing and are not obsessed with numbers. The clerks working in ccTLD registries don't really have growth targets to meet, their priority is to ensure stability, quality of service and keep the TLD clean. If have seen SLAs, and the emphasis is on a stability and resilience. Not on the number of registrations. On the other hand, private companies like Verisign love speculators. So we are tolerated, sometimes considered a necessary evil. But the majority of people think what we're doing is not legitimate, potentially unethical and should possibly be outlawed. Domain administrators are no different and sometimes are protective of their TLD as they don't want it to be depleted or become synonymous with parked pages. They see you are a foreigner and not even from Anguilla, so maybe they're feeling even less sympathetic... Personally I think it's not very fair, registries should have clear rules on what they allow or disallow, with the understanding that if it's not forbidden it is permissible.