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The Year to Stop Domain Name Theft is an anniversary dedicated to alerting and engaging media, law makers and law enforcement about this novel and flourishing form of business theft and cybercrime - including its devastating consequences to victims both companies and individuals. Swift criminal arrest and prosecution of domain thieves is needed. First criminal conviction in U.S. of domain theft occurred on July 22, 2011. The conviction has provided victims and criminal justice system a precedent and foundation to act upon. Domain theft also often includes stolen websites, stolen emails and cybersquatting.
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."
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
If you study this blog and every post from beginning to end - whether as law enforcement, attorney, law student, victim of domain name theft, interested in subject of domain theft, etc. - you'll gain a firsthand look into such things as:
+ Why domain name theft takes place (i.e. follow the money trail: financial gain through extortion, sale of domain name, cash parking a valuable domain name, as well as to financially harm a competitor, business or individual, etc.).
+ The devastating consequences of domain name theft to society, businesses, individuals and the economy (locally, regionally, etc.).
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Criminal Investigation Requests Sent to Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding Theft of WRTA Domain Name, Email Communications, and Other Corporate Assets
Criminal investigation requests regarding thefts of WRTA's domain name, email communications, email addresses, email accounts, client lists, database and other corporate assets were recently sent to respective law enforcement agencies including FBI and related local police departments.
Updates to continue....