I bought a domain for a blogger blog ages ago. At the time google had no domain registry so they partnered with some company.
Years later and google starts hammering me with "hey your credit card is expired we're not going to renew your domain" ...
"Hey go update your payment information on admin.google.com"
Wait. I don't have a g-suite account... and on my personal account my payment info is up to date, so I figure maybe they migrated my email address or emailed me about it but nope.
Then comes circular system where if you forgot X you need Y and if you don't have Y you need X and links on pages that always lead to admin.google.com...
There was no place to find / get help from google. Blogger seems like the information there is wrong / hasn't been updated / abandoned. Just links that ran in circles.
I found the old registrar they partnered with and got them to help.
With Google as far as I could tell there was no way to resolve the issue in a situation where I"m even trying to give them money (granted a nominal amount).
There is a whole process via which domains expire, they do not simply become available to register upon their 'expiry' date.
Full process is outlined here: https://tee-solutions.com/index.php/our-blog/127-domain-name...
Why the scare quotes?