even if it says it's past the redemption phase. If anyone can get it back right away, it's them. If they say they can't, you can either wait for it to become available (depending on how popular the name is), or you can then try to reacquire it through whichever registrar picks it up.

That said, if that's all too much, you can always get an alternative extension like yourname.me or something.

~Sovereign