I have a few domains that I had registered and used a long time ago, and then I let them expire. I want to start them up again and now I am told the cost is as much as $40,000 because it is a "Premium" Domain.
How can a registrar get away with that? It has always made me mad that they can steal ownership of my intellectual property in the first place. But to then make it impossible for me to afford to get it back is in my opinion unethical. They should be limited to charging a normal fee.
Is there a way around these charlatans?