About a year ago, I lost my personal domain name when it expired and was purchased by some unknown party (long version of the story here
). Short version: I lost the name when my hosting service didn't renew it, and was surprised that someone bothered to pay money for my low-traffic non-commercial domain.
I tried to contact the new owner, but never heard back from them. In the meantime I registered the ".org" version of the domain name, but I'd still like to have the .com back.
So, now it's almost a year later and the .com domain name is set to expire again and, if it is not renewed, I want to do whatever (though I'd like to spend under $100, if possible) will help me snap it up before it's purchased by another evil domain-name-buying-bot.
So, if this domain does indeed expire, what will be the best way to end up owning it again before someone else does? I'm interested in services, strategies, etc.
Whois tells me that the domain's current registrar is enom.com and that its current status is "client transfer prohibited."
Many thanks for any assistance.