A couple years ago I posted this question about wanting to get a domain that someone was squatting on. The WHOIS info showed that the domain will be expiring in February next year. I've been patiently waiting until now hoping that the owner will not renew the domain as it expires. Before, he had a place holder, and as of now it says his web hosting service has expired, so he doesn't even have that anymore. I'm hoping this is a sign that he has no interest in this domain and will let it expire without renewing.
Assuming that happens, what is the best way to be prepared to snatch it as it becomes available? Should I just try to buy it right after the expiration date? Or are there services (backordering, etc) that will do it for me?