As the blog post title states - custodians of the stolen domain name of the World Religious Travel Association.com utilized the stolen website's high profile and visibility from outlets such as The New York Times to profit off and earn monies from it.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR?
+ This image shows on left-hand side a 2007 New York Times article featuring the World Religious Travel Association (WRTA) and it's official company domain name. The image also shows on right-hand side a screen shot of the stolen website of WRTA, which contains content promoted by custodians of the stolen domain name on a cash-parked website.
+ Custodians of the stolen domain name profited from the top Google search ranking of ReligiousTravelAssociation.com as well as from the high visibility of outlets such as The New York Times. This resulted in WRTA losing revenues while custodians of the stolen domain name received monies.
+ Screenshot of Bodis.com, the service utilized by custodians of the stolen domain name (ReligiousTravelAssociation.com) to profit off and earn $$ via cash-parking the stolen domain name.
+ Domain records showing custodians of the stolen domain name (ReligiousTravelAssociation.com) utilizing Bodis.com as nameserver.
"Cybersquatting of ReligiousTravelAssociation.com"
"Stolen website ReligiousTravelAssociation.com"
What is “Insider Domain Theft”?
Theft of an organization’s domain name or website by a shareholder, employee, or contractor. Insider domain theft is one of the most common forms of domain theft. The World Religious Travel Association was a victim of insider domain theft.
Enrico Schaefer, trial attorney and Internet law expert: "URL theft by a partner or co-owner is perhaps the most common example of domain name theft. Domain names stolen in this fashion account for about 25% of the calls and emails we receive in the domain theft area."