There have probably been dozens of times where I noticed the exact match .com domain name of someone famous expired and it had been previously owned by them or someone associated with them. On occasion (very rarely), I have reached out to the person or to their representatives to let them know about the expiry and what will happen if the domain name isn’t renewed.
For whatever reason, people don’t always respond kindly. I guess some people think I am trying to scam them or think I am somehow trying to take something from them. I guess domain name ownership is still a bit foggy for most people, and they have their guard up when someone emails them out of the blue. This has made me a bit reluctant to contact people because I don’t really want a nice “head’s up” to turn into a time suck.
If you noticed the domain name of someone famous expired and was going to auction if not renewed, would you contact them to let them know?