I can't see why. Once a domain name expires it is freely available.
Agreed. I know nothing about the whole domain name change but i mean tough tits, they fucked up and got caught out. Same thing would happen in plenty of cases where not doing something by a certain date allows another person/party to get in on the action.
Easiest example i can think of is our current first house. Our application process was beaten by another couple who obviously didnt have their finances and loans in order cause after 2 weeks or whatever passed, they still didnt have their shit approved where as we had preapproval, real estate agent approached us and we did the deed immediately. Do i feel sorry for the other couple? Fuck no.