The City of Oakland didn’t heed the reminders from their domain registrar. Last week, the site went down because the city forgot to renew the domain name. People were trying to access oaklandnet.com and found a page for the domain registrar Network Solutions.
While the problem didn’t last very long, it did cause some users issues for extended periods of time while the domain propagated. Luckily, the domain wasn’t very desirable or someone may have snatched it up before the city could have renewed it.