Last year, we wrote about how the .TV registry which is owned by Verisign took back a expired .Tv domain placing it back on the registry reserve list rather than letting the domain name drop.
In that instance the domain name was G.TV and when we reached a representative about the take back of the domain we were told the registry had no plans to take back other expired .tv domain name other than the one character domain.
In the last few days another expired .tv domain was set to drop, but instead of allowing the domain to drop, the .Tv registry took the domain back.
The domain name is Auctions.tv and if you look up the whois today you will see it is now reserved by the. TV registry.
Domain Name: AUCTIONS.TV
Registrar: .TV RESERVED DOMAINS
Whois Server: not defined
Referral URL: not defined
Name Server: No nameserver
Updated Date: 08-apr-2012
Creation Date: 08-apr-2012
Expiration Date: 08-apr-2022
Auctions.tv was sold by the .Tv registry 2 years ago a branded auction of .TV registry owned domain names on Sedo.com for $5,000.
Now the same registry that sold the domain two years go, owns it again.
As you can image domain investor who play in the .TV drops are none too happy that this domain was not made available to the market but rather taken back by the registry.