In more than one occasion, I've had complainants dispute a ccTLD domain using a UDRP-like arbitration system, only to let it expire in the sequence. In one specific occasion, I sued back the complainant to prevent the transfer and they responded, but the case had to be dismissed due to a legal technicality and they got the domain. It baffles me that complainants would go to such extents and later not renew the name. To be more clear, from the moment they took control until the day the domains expired, they didn't even bother changing the nameservers, so the domains continued to display my own PPC ads. I'm talking about different complainants, in a span of several years. The last case was today, and I re-registered the expired name (the one I had to sue) While I know exactly why they behave that way - unscrupulous/lazy/negligent IP lawyers that are paid by the hour to "monitor" and "defend" the intellectual property on behalf of their clients, which are mostly unaware of what they're doing, or if their money is being well spent. My question to NamePros is: assuming one of these lowlifes will come again for the domain, do you think the fact they left it expire is a strong argument in my favor?