Unfortunately a friend of mine has registered a WS domain name to use. The guy who setup the domain and website for him is not exactly the best web designer in the world and the site is full of dyslexic msitakes. To compound matter the IT bloke has left and is trying to setup a competiing business and he's taken the account details for hte domain with him.
the domain is still owned and registered with my friend and the IT bloke has 'said' that he'll be willing to authorise transfer once it's requested. I'll be buggered if I can find a company willing to deal with WS (it's been trasnfered in the past and is currently with plusnet.net).
The next step is a taking things to a lawyer as the current site is puting the company is a bad light and is full of misinformation.
A lot of you guys seem to be under a basic misapprehension regarding the ccTLD world. You seem to think that ccTLDs are organised the same as GTLD domains - you have the registry, you have registrars, registrants register with registrars.
Some ccTLDs do indeed work like that. But many others, especially the smaller ones, don't. You don't need a registrar to register a .ws domain. SamoaNIC does not operate a registry-registrar system. There may well be companies out there that sell .ws domains as resellers, but they are not registrars for .ws - they are just resellers. You don't need to register throug a registrar - you just go to the SamoaNic web site, set up an account and register direct.
No registrars means no transfers. You can change admin contacts, you can change billing contacts, you can change technical contacts - but none of these changes amount to a registrar transfer because there are no registrars. (If you want to move from one reseller to another in a registrar-less ccTLD you do this by changing the billing contact)