Comment: I meant if the current holder

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I meant if the current holder

I meant if the current holder decided not to renew. I should've taken the time to be more accurate.

The point being that if you want to protect your name, you need to act to secure a domain. Keep in mind that since Facebook came along, domain names have lost a little bit of their cachet. Advertisers like Facebook because you can closely monitor exactly who is visiting your Facebook page.