When I see a good domain expire, I figure there always has to be a story behind it. And sure enough, with a little digging, I found that the company that originally owned the domain (ILH Group Limited) went into voluntary administration in December 2014. The firm Rockwell Oliver was part of ILH. Here is the story from the AFR. The Registrant Contact of the domain is a solicitor at Gadens (I presume they acted for the Administrator).
It Makes Me Wonder?
Why would the Administrators not have protected this valuable cyber asset? They could have easily sold it off for the benefit of creditors.
A similar instance happened with Toys.com.au – I wrote about this back in December 2015.
Good luck to all the bidders out there today (and the drop-catchers!).
Ned O’Meara – 20th April 2017