Webwork - 2:35 pm on Oct 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Unfortunately, I'm not aware of a uniform or "system approved" solution that applies in these situations, especially where the players reside or operate in multiple jurisdictions.
The solutions known to work are a) paying ransom (fees to restore/recover domains in the delete process); b) drop catching; c) reacquire the domain at auction; d) lawyer letters, preferably from lawyers/solicitors that have an office in the location where the "parties in control" operate.
As to the last scenario, a letter from a lawyer in Alaska is unlikely to faze a business with offices in the Caymans BUT a lawyer from a known/aggressive solicitor in the Caymans to a business HQ'd in the Caymans would likely get a different "look/response".
Money, sadly/happily, fixes a variety is problems.