You forgot the part about, "Pay the outrageous fee the registrar demands to recover an expired domain."
I've never heard of items 3 and 4 being a requirement to recover a lost domain. The registrar knows who you are during the recovery period, because they are trying to get you to renew the domain at a high cost. Once past the recovery period, the name is returned to the open pool and anyone can register it.
Last edited by TopDogger; 14 February, 2010 at 13:04 PM.
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