I just found this page of dropped domains from the 14th of July 2006. Low and behold:
rubbermaid-supplier.com ruben-gil.com rubenerd.com rubiconmercantile.com rucksackwanderers.com ruddockphotography.com
In 2006, I moved to another webhost. The previous mob wanted several hundred dollars to transfer ownership of the domain to me. I wrote about this rort back in January. It took a few years, but I eventually got it back.
Lesson learned, always register your domain with a third party, such as Hover!