An old thread reactivated again... As far as I remember, one of the domain bloggers replicated the situation after the issue was published here. He opened an auctions page for a random expiring domain, became current high bidder and disconnected the internet router without closing the page or browser. Since no status updates were received (no internet), his browser "promptly" announced you won after some time. So, it was a serious bug. No doubts it is already fixed. Member 162055 : was GD ordered by a court / judge to deliver the domain in question to you? If so, is the decision public (it should be, not a classified information anyway) - can you post a link or a quote?