Hi All, Share trading is very new to me so please excuse my ignorance. Suppose I have bought some pre-IPO shares in a company (eg, the NI which many of us probably have). I would have a bit of paper in my file, the share certificate, which tells me how many shares I own. Now, suppose the company successfully lists on the ASX (no, I don't know any more than anyone else about NI listing any time soon ). What would I have to do if I then want to sell some or all of my shares? Assume that I have set up an account with an online broker like Commsec, and I have been registered in something like the CHESS system. Would I need to provide Commsec the share certificate, they would then enter the info into CHESS, and my shares would then appear in my online trading account for me to trade like any other stock? Can anyone shed any light on this? Thanks. John.