HomeContractors.com registered in 1998 was left to expire at GoDaddy and closed at $51,000.
The domain name looks to have been owned by a Jeff Sauer from Three Deep Marketing. Jeff is alive and well he tweeted today. He seems to be affiliated with another company now so maybe he left and no one else at Three Deep knew about the domain name.
Three Deep describes themselves on this page as • Three Deep, Inc. – Online Lead Generation Experts for Home Contractors
Looking at the Three Deep team I do not see Jeff’s name so this must be what happened, he left they did not know and now GoDaddy gets $51,000. It’s good to be the Daddy.
The domain name looks to have been used by a client named Elite Remodeling.