It is very similar to this example : chicagovolunteerhq . org
In the email to me, the administrator for the site / organization states that the domain was not renewed because she thought it was set up to re-new automatically each year (but apparently she was wrong OR godaddy messed up).
Do they have a legal leg to stand on since I bought the domain fair and square from the auction ? Are they climbing up the wrong tree by requesting me to transfer it back to them ? Should they not be asking GoDaddy since they put it up for auction due to not being renewed ?