There is a domain I would like to buy, let's say LLLLL.com (not the real name) and had been in contact with the owner until last month. I had emailed a domainsbyproxy email, which was the contact address listed in WHOIS. I was having a back and forth with the owner until... Last month, when the domain expired. Now the contact email has the privacyprotect domain. Does this mean that it's in the expiration grace period, and that it will go up for auction ? Should I contact that email, or will I be able to find the auction / be able to snipe it somehow ? Any advice much appreciated ! Thanks.