1200 .uk domains already seized
What everybody seems to have missed is that the police have *already* seized more than 1200 .uk domains with the cooperation of Nominet and other registrars. See here [PDF] http://www.nominet.org.uk/digitalAssets/45676_Dealing-with-domains-associated-with-criminal-activity.pdf
What SOCA are now asking for is that Nominet be *contractually obliged* to do this at their say-so.
So the current voluntary system is clearly not enough for them. Why? Because currently a registrar can refuse to comply if they believe the request is mistaken or politically motivated.
SOCA wants full control. With no judicial oversight. Or any mechanism for appeal.