01|12|2013 04:56 pm EDT
Many domain investors were wondering yesterday why Publication.com was renewed during the deletion process. VeriSign (VRSN) apparently received a court order forbidding them to delete the domain.
Here is an official statement from VeriSign that we received a few minutes ago:
The status of publication.com was changed as the result of a court order. Verisign responds to lawful court orders subject to our technical capabilities. When the company is presented with such lawful orders impacting domain names within our registries, we respond within our technical capabilities.