Recover the theft?
I never did understand why it took so much time and so much effort to recover the domain after its theft.
Network Solutions, for I believe it was they who were fooled by Cohen's letter ordering the name transferred, could easily have reversed what they must have known was a mistake. The courts, equally, were damn slow in enforcing the obvious. Five years to recover a simple, obvious theft?!?
Yes, I know these were early days in the public consciousness for the Internet, but there did seem to be an awful lot of muppetry involved.