I just got finished reading a post in Venturebeat.com about a company named ReplyYes, which just raised $6.5 million dollars and whose website is ReplyYes.com
The domain name has an original registration date in 2008 but was deleted for non-payment of renewal fees on March 27, 2012 by a former registrant.
The domain sat unregistered until for over 3 years until May 12, 2015 when it was hand registered at Godaddy by Madrona Venture Group.
The domain is a short call to action type of domain name that I would have certainly registered if I saw it on a drop list but with over 100,000 domain names deleting through several channels every day 365 day a week no one can see them all.
This is a great example of why I tell people if you really want to make the best return for your money in domain names there is no better way than going through the daily drop lists and grab the really good brandable domains no one else does and avoid the auctions.
*Update* the story has been corrected it was first published using ReplyAll.com which was an error. Thanks to those who pointed it out.