Last time I tried MAAF (via Plusnet customer options number) were perfectly happy to continue a discount for a further 12 months.
True, but the discount offered, previously from £14.99 to £9.99, is now something like £12.99
It doesn't "belong to MAAF", it belongs to you and you can easily transfer it to another registrar, although I believe MAAF still charges an exorbitant £25 to do this - but you can halve this charge by doing it through Nominet.
Of course you are right, MAAF doesn't 'own' my domain, they are merely the registrars. However I didn't realise that Nominet could do the transfer for £12.00 + VAT, which as you rightly say is about half what MAAF want to charge. So thanks for that.
However I'm still looking for an ISP that can give me more than 5GB per month, is willing to become the registrar of my domain name, at a cost of around £10.00 pm. Any suggestions? I understand my exchange (Nettlebed) is totally non-LLU, so most of the super fast, super-cheap deals out there are not available to me.