Sorry guy, got your mail a bit late. thewitt is correct: OpenSRS drops names after 40 days (and quite precisely usually, except over the weekend perhaps). I'm actually flattered when you quoted one of my earlier posts in your e-mail. Well, as a bonus, Register.com usually drops names between 30-40 days (35th or 36th is very often a good shot.)
Not intended to flame, but may I ask what is the purpose of this forum? We all learn along the way. I learnt a lot (from HTML to CGI) from bulletin boards just like this one, and is still learning new things every day. This is what we call collegial, right?