I was absolutely gobsmacked when I saw that the domain Toys.com.au is on the expired auctions tomorrow – Christmas Day.
My first thought was why someone would let this domain expire? Then after I did a bit of digging, I discovered it was actually a Policy Delete (PD) by the auDA.
Why is it a Policy Delete? A bit more digging found that the registrant is a deregistered company – and therefore no longer eligible to hold the domain name. It is simply coincidental timing that this domain comes up for purchase on Christmas Day.
I’m Puzzled Though
The company B.M.W. Plastics Pty Ltd was in Liquidation – the Liquidators being Ferrier Hodgson.
Why would the Liquidators not have protected this valuable cyber asset? It would have been a great asset to sell off for the benefit of creditors.
Instead it is going to auction on 25 December, and the price will be a substantial 5 figures. All of which will be going to one of the three dropcatchers! What a great pressie for one of them. 🙂