The Church of Scientology owns thousands of domain names, including over 1,000 registered to protect its leader David Miscavige’s name.
The Church of Scientology knows a thing or two about gripe sites. Not only is the controversial organization subject to countless sites lobbing allegations about it, but it also runs its own gripe sites. For example, it runs a site at WhoIsJeffHawkins.com to discredit critic Jeff Hawkins.
So it doesn’t come as a big surprise that the organization makes a lot of defensive domain name registrations. I started noticing these domains when the group began consolidating domain names at brand protection registrar Mark Monitor this month.
DomainTools records 3,781 domain names registered to Church of Scientology International and 790 domains to Scientology’s Religious Technology Center. In my research I found hundreds of domains registered by the groups that use Whois privacy, and there are perhaps hundreds or thousands that I did not uncover.
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