Sorry if this is not the right place to ask this question but I couldn't find the right stack-exch site to ask this.
We have registered a domain name a year ago and unfortunately we missed renewing the registration and domain expired. Seems there was an bot that registers such expired domains so Now that we want to take the domain name back it is very hard.
I even could not find the registerer's info on sites like whois. So please if you had similar experience let me know what did you do to take back your domain name.
If the registrar is in the U.S. you may be able to reclaim the domain if it contains your company trademark. The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act passed in 1999 was created specifically so companies can prevent other people from owning a domain that dilutes their trademark. So any domain similar to or containing your trademark would apply. This also protects you from typosquatters as well.
However, if it's a generic domain and you never trademarked the domain name itself, then you're SOL.