Sadly, I must respectfully disagree, although I do take your point... Dynadot, in tandem with Uniregistry, allowed a domain they did not have unencumbered ownership of to be auctioned and said results of auction to be made public. (IMHO, Namebio is blameless, as they were simply "reporting" on publicly available information that Dynadot put online in the form of auction results - First amendment, and all that sort of thing...) Bottom line, a 40 day grace period is a "40 day grace period"... IMHO, all my rights were not extinguished on day 30 when Dynadot held the auction. (In legal terms, think of the 40 day grace period as an "option" to repurchase the domain, or as a right of "first refusal"... in either instance, Dynadot didn't ethically have any right to auction, publish results and possibly devalue my domain until such time as my option was exercised or abandoned, and "title" was free and clear.) From my perspective, it is entirely unethical to auction ANY property belonging to somebody else until you own "clear" title to said property. (And I would say the same holds in terms of a car, real estate, literary property, or whatever other types of assets.) So, if any apology is owed, it is certainly to the owner of a domain whose property was auctioned, without permission or notice, and whose property value was diminished as a result of such auction results being made public. Also, an apology is due to any Dynadot Auction Winner who, after investing time and money to research, participate in and win an auction, is subsequently informed that the auction results are null due to the original registrant renewing or transferring the domain. Remember, both these unhappy outcomes are entirely avoidable by a simple change in auction timing by Dynadot and others in the industry who engage in the same practices. So, again, from my perspective, the "ethical" thing to do here is for Dynadot to be responsible and simply make the minimal effort to sync their UNI related auctions to the end of the 40 day grace period. This would protect both registrant and potential auction winner, and even burnish Dynadot's reputation, as situations such as those mentioned above could easily be avoided. 'Nuff said! PS - I am not a "domain auction" business expert and if I am misunderstanding the situation here, I welcome Dynadot's response to my comments and any clarification they can supply as to their policies and/or procedures.