I found your site by way of baldilocks. It is strange, I had a press a print printing business named Just Name It, it was at justnameit.com, which is now owned by a Domain Name registration company. No, I was not aware of when my domain expired, they obviously were.
I let one of my obscure domains expire because I figured it would be easier to reregister it with a cheaper registrar (GoDaddy) than the expensive one (Network Solutions). After Network Solutions did its customary couple of weeks squat on it in case I really wanted to pay 3.5 times what it would cost at GoDaddy, a group in Russia picked it right up.
And when they discovered that it didn’t draw any traffic (I still have it parked after 5 years), they spit it back out.