Robo - 6:33 pm on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Really did it this time and shot myself in the foot, not to speak of other weak parts. Our domain name expired on August 10, went into redemption on August 26, and I found out and contacted active-domain (hope this is not against forum rules) on 27. No dice, pay $ 269 for renewal or chance it and wait until it becomes free again. The latter was their advice, hoping to get some more money that way through auctions?
Is this $269 a normal fee now, or just plain extortion, any ICANN rules that can help or am I up the creek here.
In my defense I can say that there were a cascade of mitigating circumstances and events, several of them outside our control (I know, it still is my stupid mistake).