The thieves who stole the domain name of the World Religious Travel Association, gained full and illicit control over and unfettered access to the financial and credit card transactions of WRTA clients and customers.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR?
As noted on the image below, this is a screenshot of an actual email sent on Aug. 31, 2008 from www.Authorize.net to the World Religious Travel Association containing a credit card transaction of a client (I have redacted select information).
As thieves had stolen the domain name of WRTA (religioustravelassociation.com) by Aug 15, 2008.....the same thieves gained full control over and access to the financial/credit card transaction email seen below.
"World Religious Travel Association domain name theft"
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."