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I looked up my domain and sure enough today was the 42 or 43rd day past expiration. The domain company had this puppy all auctioned up and ready to go!
This isn't just your standard expiration, this is a really excellent domain. The person who got it I guarantee is shocked and amazed, because if they want to resell they'll get an immediate 5000% ROI, because I had offers of that over the years.
I originally registered my domain on November 30th, 2003, Renewed it on November 30th 2007 for 2 years. On November 30 their 12 day grace period started, and then the 30 day mandatory ICANN hold elapsed yesterday. I argued that today was the last day, they argued that it expires on November 30, which I guess is really 1 second after November 29 at 11:59PM
I spent hours on the phone trying to sort it out. I was most upset that previous emails I had from them - were copied to my correct email address. I had added my current email address to my account information, but at some point they stopped using that email address even though I designated it as my contact address.
Anyways, can anyone offer me words of support? Anyone else had this happen? I know it comes down to my responsibility, but it's a domain I've had for 7 years and I'm just absolutely dejected about it. I was really angry earlier now I'm just completely shocked and don't even know what to do to escape the feeling.
I also had a domain with a very good name. I let it expire too only to find out that it was later sold for a pretty high price - so I know how you feel. I can also tell you that I'm more successful now than I ever thought I'd be back then. It happens, bad and good. That's what makes life so interesting. You never know what tomorow will bring.