I have had some domains before that I let expired as I no longer need them. At least 3 are now labelled "premium" and cost around $500 to $6000 to register. The domains are available to register but I doubt someone would take these domains as these are highly localized and not many people here in the Philippines would pay such amount for a domain. Who decides to make a domain premium? One of the domains which no one registered before aside from me is now premium and I found it a joke. Any thought is highly appreciated. Thanks PS: Three months ago, I purchased a "premium domain" appraised for $9,000 for just $300.