To put the articles in the context of WRTA, the initial theft of the domain name of the World Religious Travel Association took place in 2008, less than one year after the 2007 The Wall Street Journal article below was published. (Note: I've excluded news stories below about the Daniel Goncalves domain name theft case, as that's covered elsewhere in my blog posts).
A couple of the domain name theft stories below reference the FBI being involved in the investigations.
The Wall Street Journal
Web-Address Theft Is Everyday Event
Short or Memorable Domain Names Can Fetch Millions of Dollars
September 25, 2007
By Kevin J. Delaney
Article Link: http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119068079815138145-Z_ilmlIpmb_u6F5HymtKczYVTcE_20071024.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top
Thieves steal company’s Web domain name
Internet » Costly hijacking reveals common patterns in global domain thefts, weak laws.
By Tom Harvey
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Aug 08 2012 05:57 pm • Last Updated Aug 09 2012 01:03 pm
Company sues over stolen domains after losing UDRP
Sunday, June 24th, 2012
Austin Rare Coins asks court to hand over allegedly stolen domain names.
Note: Article states “the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.”
The Hungry Mouse: So What the Hell Just Happened to Us
By Jesse Cross
May 23, 2012
Note: Per the article, the FBI is involved as the writer states “The FBI is actually still investigating this for me, so I can’t give you all the details. But here’s the 30,000-foot view.”
Web Design Sites Hit by Domain Theft
CSS-Tricks and others affected by extortion scam
Domain Theft Hits Startup and Forces Them Into a Name Change
July 27, 2011
Domain Theft Recovery Seeks to Make Stolen Domain Recovery Simple
July 28, 2011
Help! The Web Designer Stole My Domain!
By Sozo Firm · April 2, 2010
Raven.com – The Case of a Stolen Domain Name
August 30th, 2007 by
$200,000 Sofa.com Domain Name Stolen by Employee
$200k sale of Sofa.com in 2005 was unauthorized by employer.
Monday, August 6th, 2007
Hot Domains (Hot as in Stolen)