As a Domain Broker one of the objections I have heard many times over the years is that when someone wants to purchase a domain name, and that domain is getting close to expiration they say they will just wait until it expires.
Many of us reading this post know that idea is a good one, but the domain industry does not work that way.
Additionally, we have past owners that approach us that let their domain expire. They are not happy about it. One of our clients rightfully purchased that domain in an expiration auction only to be called a thief by the person that never renewed it.
Hopefully, in a broad sense, this article can help us as an industry educate those from outside the industry understand the expiration process, and make them realize how the system works.