It is a well-known fact that domain registration companies keep an eye on pretty much all the searches that are conducted through their system.
And some of them are known to squat the domain within minutes of the search so that they can sell that domain for a higher price to the person who was searching for it.
Anyways. I just got an email alert from Go Daddy about a domain that is still ‘available’. I had searched for it 2 days back but did not go ahead and buy it.
I am not shocked by the email as I have heard major horror stories. At least this domain is “MAY still be available” as per the email alert!