i was watching a domain i'd wanted for a while and decided to put a backorder on it at godaddy. i'd done this before w/o a hitch.
well, as soon as the name wasn't renewed (yay!), it went into a domain auction...wait, what?. they sent me an email saying they placed the first bid for me since i'd placed a backorder on it. irritated and more than slightly confused at this new procedure, i still played the auction game and won the domain. hooray, it's finally mine!
today i get an email saying the original owner still has a few weeks of redemption time to renew it, and if they DON'T, then i can have it for my highest bid.