Holding Domain Names for Ransom

A recent thread in the LED
was started with the following warning:

A very common problem (in Russia at least) is where registrars, ISPs
and web development companies will register a domain in THEIR name instead of
the CUSTOMER’s name — later, holding the domain for ransom

(full post at http://www.led-digest.com/content/view/405/55/)

This was followed with some discussion in the next day’s post (http://www.led-digest.com/content/view/406/55/). 
I recount one story myself in that issue.  If you need to convince someone
why they should register their own domaian names, these are some good