I have been chasing a particular tld domain name for a while now, it was registered in the late 90's and expires in late 08, registrar is network solutions. The domain has been dormant for years staying on hosting splash page, I tried to contact registrant by all methods on whois and they did not appear to exist, I enlisted help from brokerage company with no success. I then moaned to ICANN about inaccurate whois info and after about six months the status of the domain went to registrar-hold status, so for the past six months the domain name resolves to an error page. The whois info is still inaccurate so I am still moaning to ICANN, the domain is dead. Is the only solution to wait it out until 08 as the original registrant must have paid for a ten year registration? or is there another way.