I had/have two domains on back order with Unpicked.com, yet this morning I was able to registar one of the names [theguitarguide.com] with namecheap.com [it had been on backorder with 'unpicked' for a few weeks]
I thought that backordering a name at least gave us the confidance that we were only competing with other backorders on a first come first served basis.
This does not seem the case, in this instance at least.
I have left an enquiry with "unpicked.com" as to how this could happen, but I am also wondering if any forum members have had any similar problems.
By the way I am well and truly hooked on the "domain game", thank you 'webproworld', fellow forum members, and especially "Catalyst" !!!!
Cheers from downunder .... Dave