Originally posted by DevilDog
I think if he has some good records to prove that he established a reputation for the name (or even goes ahead and trademarks it based on the press he got) he may have a good chance in Court getting it back even if the TOS say that the web host gets to keep the name. I might be completely wrong but I do know that sometimes trademarks trump domain ownership if it can be proven. He might need to talk to a lawyer who specializes in this stuff.
That can help. But: 1) he's gotta have the time and money to be
able to handle this, and 2) he's gotta prove he has stronger legal
rights to the name, assuming the domain's registered to the host.
How I'd love to see someone challenge a registrar's one-sided
TOS and legally force them to change it. That'll be the day.