A couple of weeks ago the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence let their domain name expire. The domain name closed at $130,000 at NameJet.
Of course an authoritative and aged website has a mega link profile. Some wondered why anyone would pay that high? You are kind of locked in on topic and once people knew it was not the official site they would never return.
The name did get pulled back and renewed. I actually think that is the right outcome as addiction is such a problem nationwide and no one else should own the domain name.
They renewed it for 4 years out they probably should have just gone the full ten. Either way it’s good that people who need help can find the proper resources.