I have a friend (let's say his name is "Fred") who traded some services in exchange for someone (let's say his name is "Sam") to build him a website for his business. Rather than registering the domain name himself, Fred let Sam register the domain name and hosting space through SquareSpace. Now Sam is coming back to Fred saying the trade wasn't a fair one and is holding the domain name ransom.
I'm assuming in this case Sam is the owner of the domain name, and not Fred. Is this a correct assumption? If so, is there any way Fred can get the domain name from Sam, short of waiting until it expires (Sam only registered it for a year) and hoping Sam doesn't register it again?