The domain name China.info, arugably one of the better .info’s you can get dropped yesterday and none of the big drop catchers got the domain.
The domain was caught by the domain name registrar Hexonet.net, which has a backorder program.
Some domain name registrars like Godaddy.com and Dyandot.com have backorder programs that operate separate from the big drop catchers that typically use several registrar credentials to grab dropping domain name.
china.info belonged to the Chinese nic the registry for the .cn ccTLD
I reached out to Hexonet for more information and they confirmed that they had in fact registered the domain and 16 people are in the auction.
We will let you know the results of the auction once it completes.