2. Theft of the company's domain name and website impacted WRTA in many ways including lost sales and revenue.
3. The following is just one of the many ways in which WRTA was impacted by the theft of its official company website:
+ Numerous organizations, media articles, business websites, etc., featured and/or promoted the domain name of ReligiousTravelAssociation.
+ However, due to theft of the domain name, when potential customers, clients, media, etc., saw the domain name featured on other websites and subsequently clicked on it, they were not brought to a website featuring official content of the World Religious Travel Association - but instead, brought to a (stolen) website featuring and promoting content posted by domain thieves.
+ WRTA lost the subsequent business, sales and revenue of these potential customers, clients, etc., as well as media opportunities, interviews, etc.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR?
The images below show various screen shots taken in May 2010 of organizations featuring and promoting the official website and domain name of the World Religious Travel Association (ReligiousTravelAssociation.com).
May 2010 is significant because the stolen domain name had now been in the possession of domain thieves for nearly 2 years. Initial theft of the domain name took place in 2008 and permanent theft in 2009 (domain thieves replaced content on the website with their own content in June 2009).
As of today's writing (Sep 3, 2012), the domain thieves have not yet been brought to justice. This website is dedicated to seeking a criminal investigation by the FBI of those responsible for committing theft of the World Religious Travel Association's domain name, emails, email accounts, trade secrets, database and other related company assets.
Domain theft of ReligiousTravelAssociation.com
Email theft of ReligiousTravelAssociation.com