Ron Paul Calls on United Nations to Confiscate RonPaul.com

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Update: The dispute was peacefully resolved on May 22, 2013. WIPO ruled that RonPaul.com shall remain with its current owners. The fight for liberty continues.

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618 responses to “Ron Paul Calls on United Nations to Confiscate RonPaul.com”

  1. Greg Sobran

    I think it’s only right that you give the man his name back. You can use “Ronpaulstuff”, or something like that.

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  2. Butler Reynolds

    I, too, am very disappointed that Ron Paul has taken this course of action.

    I’m also terribly disappointed in Lew Rockwell’s comments. He knows very well that this is not a case of cybersquatting.

    There is a disturbing thing that I’ve noticed about Lew over the years. I love his website — I visit it every day. Though he’s a great writer and speaker, if he says that some person or organization supports or stands for X, you better check it out for yourself.

    There have been several times that I’ve seen Lew post something like, “[Cato, Reason, LP, Bob, etc.] supports potrzebie!” He may be right, but I’ve discovered that he’ll often stretch the truth or just outright misrepresent the position. No, you can’t suspend your judgment, but there are some people you’d like to not have to fact check.

    I hate to see this from Ron Paul and especially Lew. While it does not shake my libertarian foundations, it puts a little doubt in the back of my mind about them.

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  3. iheartubuntu.com

    Ron Paul and his campaign has plenty of funds Im sure from all the donations. He could easily offer you double the amount… $500,000 and be done with it. Has he done that? Would you accept that? I do believe he should get this domain name ultimately, but at a reasonable cost. Without WE THE PEOPLE supporting him, there would absolutely be no Ron Paul to speak of and he would not be attempting to buy this domain name.

    Shame on you Ron. In 2008 I knew something was ODD when you suddenly dropped out of the race. When there was fraud all around and you did nothing. In 2012 I toned down my support for you, instead switching to “liberty” as my call to everyone to support, not a mans name. I was right. You bailed on us again. First your stupid son. Then you and stopping all of your incredible rallies. You just stopped them all. Didnt make sense. Then more election fraud which you did nothing about.

    Ron Paul, you are a coward. Thats what you are. ANYONE can talk the talk at rallies and on stage, but you have always backed down when the going got tough. For this, you dont deserve my respect anymore.

    »crosslinked«

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    1. Steve

      And without Ron Paul, WE THE PEOPLE would still be sheep sleeping away in the wilderness of government entitlements.

      What came firs the chicken or the egg?

      Well Ron Paul has been fighting for our Constitution long before MOST of us knew the what the Constitution WAS!

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  4. Ter ber

    At first I read the headlines and thought it was a joke. No way would Dr.Paul give credence to the UN. We are in deep trouble folks. Look you guys should not have to give up your websites. Dr. Paul is RETIRING. Why don’t we understand this? His filing with the UN is a act of a Traitor. He has been giving us bits and pieces for years ….stringing us along. Wake up. beholdapalehorse.tv

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  5. Brian

    I am not a lawyer but it seems that neither Ron Paul nor the UN is allowed to take the domains down. The law is very simple. When the domains were registered Ron Paul was not a protected trademark. I think it still isn t. Even if they wanted 2.5 Million Dollars for the domains, Ron Paul would have to pay. This Ron Paul has the same right just like any other Ron Paul in the world. If “MyName.com” is taken, it is taken.

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    1. Ricky G.

      He trademarked his name in 1982 after his first book was written…Read the actual documentation and it lays out the facts quite clearly. Also, if you have to start off saying “I am not a lawyer but…”, you probably are not qualified to announce the simplicity of an International law and render judgement on the matter especially having not even read the actual claims regarding the case.

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      1. Shining Raven

        Mmmmmmhh…No. He did not in fact trademark his name.

        He only uses it “as a mark in trade”, i.e. he uses his name commercially to sell his books etc. This is not at all the same thing.

        The complaint explicitly talks about a “common-law trademark”. It is not registered as a trademark, it is only used as such.

        Much weaker tea.

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    2. Benjy

      I agree with you regarding the name-rights of the domains. But judges could require the content of the sites not to be related with the politician ron paul. In this case the domains would remain in the ownership of the current owners. But they were not allowed to publish Ron-Paul-related content.

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  6. JohnG

    Amazing to see how Dr. Paul “supporters”, who are SUPPOSED to be well-read and knowledgable, sit here bashing him before they even bother to read the complaint. Read first and act later, hypocrites.

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  7. BlackSunshine84

    Shouldn’t Libertarians and conservatives move on and start supporting Gary Johnson for 2016? The time is now.

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  8. Austin

    WE SHOULD CREATE A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO GET YOU YOUR MONEY & RON PAUL THE DOMAIN NAME HE WANTS. We could easily raise the funds.

    KICKSTARTER/INDIEGOGO !

    KICKSTARTER/INDIEGOGO !!!

    KICKSTARTER/INDIEGOGO !!!!!

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  9. Whino Scott

    I understand that you registered the domain to protect it from some bad person that might have come and taken the domain. In this hypothetical, how would the bad person have acted differently than you are acting now?

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  10. T. Jefferson

    If you really were a Ron Paul supporter you would do everything and anything to support HIS movement, because ultimately without him your website is nothing. Ron Paul’s name and LIFE’s work have created everything you think you’ve obtained.

    You think your mailing list, and google search traffic have ANYTHING to do with the compelling articles you write? What a joke. Your attacks on Ron Paul and attempts to make him look less than who we all know he is are both feeble and show exactly where you stand in the support of liberty.

    As any true Patriot of libery would do, the domain should be offered up at cost of expenses and registration to run the site for the period in which it was registered to you. No less, no more.

    You should be ashamed of yourself for trying to capitalize on the man who has and will always try to save this country. You should feel ashamed of yourself for looking at monetary gain from the man who could actually use it to do real work towards Liberty. You are doing nothing but hindering that process as all you do is regurgitate the things Ron Paul creates out doing real life things. Ron Paul creates the news! While Ron Paul is out tirelessly working for a movement of liberty. You’re looking to capitalize on that movement. Shame on you.

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  11. Keith Johnson

    Now that you have found out the hard way he is just another POLITICIAN I say shut it down, dont give him anything. I would destroy any and all things related to it. Make him start from nothing like you did. We all want a hero but sadly its NOT Ron Paul. When it came down to it, Mr. anti government went to the U.N. of all places to “tell” on you for not ignoring all your work and just handing over all you have done. Whether he and his cronies realize it it took a lot of work to build what you did. No compensation = NO PRODUCT.

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    1. Luke

      “Make him start from nothing like you did.”

      Keith, he didn’t start from nothing. He started with a domain named after a mega popular brand. In fact, it was Ron Paul who started with nothing.

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  12. Give Ron Paul his Trademark back please

    You all did a fantastic job with this site. Please return it to Ron Paul and give up your selfish ambitions.

    Ron Paul can do more with this site than you all. He is working on a major project, maybe a feature film.

    This domain is his trademark. As capitalists you should respect trademarks.

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  13. Greg Morgan

    You say you want the old Ron Paul back? This means you still haven’t figured it out. Ron Paul hasn’t changed, you’ve changed. You’ve become aware of what a sleazy, self-involved con-man he is. You don’t want the old Ron Paul back, you just want your illusion back. Stop dreaming and stay here in the real world with those of us who always saw Ron Paul for what he is.

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    1. Luke

      I want to thank you, Greg, for introducing all of those new facts into my life.

      In an age of disinformation, at least we have folks like you who have researched the issues and find increasingly clever ways to organize the data in wonderful formats for our consumption.

      The way you transition from “con-man” to “sleazy” was true brilliance. You make it look so easy. Have you thought of putting this into a documentary?

      If so, please let me know, I want to be first in line.

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  14. John Humphreys

    I think you have misunderstood the offer. From their letter, they are offering the dot-org website for free… or they are offering to sell the dot-com site & mailing list for $250k. It seems like quite a reasonable offer by the owners of this website.

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    1. Ricky G.

      No, the $250,000 is clearly stated in the email they sent to dr.Paul to be strictly for the purchase of the dot-com domain adding that with that they would give hime the mailing list as a “free bonus” because they are well aware the mailing list is useless to them( most if not all are more than likely on his campaign lists). Read the actual email, they pull a little word trickery in their blog post to drum up support and portray themselves as the victims of an unjust Ron Paul assault.

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      1. Luke

        Well, I agree with you on just about everything you said.

        But in fairness, we should be clear, the owner offered RonPaul.org with zero strings attached.

        “To avoid these complications we’d like to offer you an alternative domain name, RonPaul.org, for your new website at no cost whatsoever.”

        I stand by Dr Paul on this whole mess, the $250k figure is outrageous, but its worth mentioning that the site owner did make a nice gesture.

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  15. Matt W

    I’m definitely not thrilled about Ron Paul going to the UN and I’m not going to simply claim that you are only making money off Ron Paul. You developed this site, have maintained the content and created a valuable user experience. Otherwise people wouldn’t return to your site or care to be on your mailing list.

    That said, it seems the solution here is simple and easy. You take the .org, 301 redirecting from the .com to the .org. Maintain control over the .com for 60 days to ensure the transfer was completed and give up the .com. You will lose traffic to type ins, but you will still be in the top results if the transfer is done correctly.

    Here is the reality. 1) You will lose this domain. Whether you agree with the course of action or not doesn’t matter. The legal framework is not on your side.
    2) Your fans/visitors are likely more loyal to Ron Paul than they are to you. However, if this dispute causes a divide, Ron Paul’s name as a brand will be devalued. The baby is being cut in half here. It’s currently a no win.
    3) Your email list isn’t valuable to RP. He likely has a good majority of them already in any lists he has. There is bound to be a ton of overlap here.

    Given these facts, it makes more sense on your part to give up the .com in agreement to keep .org and do so on terms that will make a domain transfer easier and reduce the risk associated. Again, you will lose the .com. The only ones who win here are the lawyers and opponents of Ron Paul.

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    1. Edward

      Well said Matt…but you forgot something…Ron Paul is attempting to seize BOTH ronpaul.com AND ronpaul.org
      So they would have to find another domain to carry out your suggestions.

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    2. Luke

      … and, dot orgs are strictly not for profit.

      I think taking down the Ron Paul tshirts might be a little more than RP.com wants to give up.

      I also think you sharply over estimate how “divided” the Ron Paul supporters will be over this issue. Its not even 50/50 here, on the site in question.

      If it became even a 2% factor, Ron Paul would post a video explaining his thoughts and actions and he’d be back in business. So far, he’s said nothing publicly, so its probably not that big of a deal.

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  16. Ryan

    Coming from a true libertarian, I’m embarrassed by your actions to extort. I am also embarrassed by Ron attempting to use Gov’t to seize ownership.

    This to me shows a lack of Liberty support from both…

    Way to set an example!

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  17. peter

    That is a sad move for someone who supports a free market. Going to the UN? Really? Just buy the domain or shut up. I have a really weird name, so I would basically have to become famous for my “domain name” to be worth anything, but I still pay to register it every year just in case, and anyone in congress should have the foresight, especially when running for president to register their own domain.

    I can’t believe you guys even offered the .org for free that was a very kind move. I never though RP was an old curmudgeon, but in this instance he is.

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    1. Ricky G.

      The website is clearly piggybacking all of Paul’s own original work including his name, the rEVOLution logo, on down to the coffee mugs glossed with “End the Fed” logo straight from his book cover. This site is clearly exploiting him with the sole intention of generating personal wealth and simultaneously deceiving visitors to accomplish their goal.

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  18. Rob Zulan

    Ron Paul,

    Don’t become like Metallica alienate your fan base by trying to sieze RonPaul.com. Take the offer for the free domain name RonPaul.org and apologize to RonPaul.com. We don’t expect you to be fully competent with Internet technology at your age, and maybe it’s your lawyer who filed without your knowledge or understanding. God knows that lawyers are the scum of the earth. They don’t understand how anything works and are the first to take action(cough… cough… Obama).

    I’ve idealized you like many others. Fans need to be cared for. Care for RonPaul.com, your biggest fan. Even give them exclusive interview from time to time. You see, it’s free labor. If you had to pay staff to do what they do, you could never get the quality, dedication, and support RonPaul.com has given you for free all these years. It makes business sense. Their success is your success. And it’s all success for liberty.

    I can guarantee you, no one would do this for Mitt Romney for free.

    A Ron Paul Fan,
    Rob Zulan

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    1. Disgusted

      Its not a free offer man, the webmasters are trying to extort $250k for the .org name. They have been making money off Ron Pauls name for years, with banner ads and T-shirt sales. Ronpaul.com is NOT free labor, again refer to banner ad revenue and t-shirt sales. A fan base of 170k can generate a lot of revenue in those 2 categories, so by claiming free labor they are obviously lying.

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      1. Luke

        Again, your post is another I agree with. But in fairness, the site owners are not trying to “extort” money from anyone (according to the definition of extortion), for either domain, and they are offering the dot org for free.

        Quote:
        “To avoid these complications we’d like to offer you an alternative domain name, RonPaul.org, for your new website at no cost whatsoever. ”

        He’s giving it away, no strings attached.

        But, the owner is lying when he pretends that he’s been “volunteering” for Ron Paul. He’s been profiting at every turn and with or without the “this site is not owned by Ron Paul” tiny-text, he’s either knowingly or unknowingly misrepresented this site and the merchandise. To top it off, he charges full “market value” (extremely subjective) to the guy whose been feeding him for years.

        So, I side with Dr Paul, but in all fairness, the site owner did offer the .org for 100% free.

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    2. Greedy

      Hey, how about I purchase RobZulan.com(GoDaddy.com $10.94) now and make you pay $250,000 in a couple of years when you really need it badly? Would you like that?

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      1. John Humphreys

        Sure, you should try that… voluntary trading is what libertarianism is all about. If that domain increases in value then you’ll make money; and if it decreases in value then you’ll lose money. Good luck.

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        1. GreedySlum

          John Humphreys, are you really using your brain? loosing what? $10 for the domain that will not actually increase the value at all.

          Think please..

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          1. Luke

            John Humphrey’s is drastically over-simplifying the free market, and I would like to point out to him that this is less of a discussion on what should and should legal than it is about what is fair and unfair.

            But, his point is still valid, you’re just viewing what he said in the wrong scope. $10 is nothing, but given the enormous number of possible name combinations, you could easily find yourself buying MILLIONS of domains for every one domain that became popular.

            So its not exactly $10 versus $250,000.

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  19. George W. Obama

    What did you expect from a politician? If the D and R party isn’t screwing us over, it’s the politicians themselves. Anarchism is your new best friend. Google it. Start reading. Ditch the system because it ditched you decades ago.

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  20. robin

    French Canadian, Thanks for your reply. I gave you a reply on the other thread..

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  21. Ricky G.

    You stated in your letter to Dr. Paul regarding the ronpaul.com domain name and mailing list,

    “…which is why we’d include it as a free bonus with RonPaul.com.”

    But in your response, after recieving the notice from the UN, you vehemently denied trying to sell him his name back citing the inclusion of the afformentioned mailing list as the primary cost driver of the deal.

    You can’t say in a letter that you are willing to “Sell” a domain name and include the mailing list with it as a “free bonus”, and then turn around and claim the exact opposite when you recieve an unfavorable response.

    It’s disheartening to hear about Ron Paul (or staff member) resorting the UN, thats definately not something I would have expected of him. Then again, I also wouldn’t have expected this site to lie about the situation in order to sway support away from the man whose name (which derives its recognition directly from his own actions and words) is the main reason for this sites existance. Its because of his name that you even have a 170,000 person mailing list. Im willing to bet a large portion of those people likely signed up thinking it was his website and that they would be getting communications directly from him and his staff.

    It’s your site to do with as you please and I will defend your right to continue to do so, but I believe yall have taken the wrong approach with this from the start and have subsequently lost respect for the people who made these decisions.

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  22. robin

    French Canadian…Put something earlier on this site. An excellent speech by Dr. Benjamin Carson if you did not hear it yet. He might be the next doctor to replace Ron Paul

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  23. KC Ted

    Don’t get me wrong, I think the sites and FB pages have attracted a lot of people, but has also attracted some sales of swag and lots of hits on ads. I have worked hard for Ron Paul since 1988 and have only spent money, never desired a penny back or made a dime’s profit. That’s just me though, I’m just one of the little people who have supported him for the cause. A noble, worthy and genuine cause.
    Very few of his supporters have enjoyed the opportunity to support the cause AND make nice profits. Enjoy what has benefited you, along with the cause. Please don’t cheapen it all, he has a right to his own name.

    The Examiner:
    http://www.examiner.com/article/ron-paul-wants-sites-using-his-name-back-site-owners-demand-compensation

    My comment there:
    http://www.ronpaul.com/2013-02-04/ron-paul-chris-kyle-had-it-coming/
    ^ ^
    Check out the url. – ron-paul-chris-kyle-had-it-coming .. The meta tag makes it show up on Facebook as – “Ron Paul: Chris Kyle Had It Coming”
    That’s demeaning to Dr Paul. They are sensationalizing to profit off of his name. The website is full of ads, so someone has been profiting all along, using Ron Paul. It is, after all, his name.

    I’m sure they have put work into the site, but there has also been reward. Ads, t-shirts, etc.
    “Ron Paul Revolution Hoodie available in 50 different styles!
    Click the hoodie, then click “See all…” to choose your preferred style and color.”

    If they feign indignation and say they have been exploited, who’s exploiting who (whom?).
    I don’t see Dr Paul selling hoodies with his name on them. However, if he did, it’s his name and he has that right. He wants his identity back.
    You can support him without profiting,, yes? no?

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  24. Ritely

    we at Ritely are standing behind you! have posted to our website and facebook page about this. Ron Paul needs to get on the phone with you guys, and treat you guys with some respect for the hard work you have put in on his behalf. he would be nowhere without your efforts.

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    1. KC Ted

      “he would be nowhere without your efforts”

      Seriously? Dr Ron Paul would be nowhere without this website?
      Just where would this website be without Dr Ron Paul?

      This is a blog, on a domain name. A blog that features ads,, most of which is for their own products that sell because they say Ron Paul on them. (along with ronpaul.com)

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  25. Douglas PS:12

    Nation of God

    The new health care law in the US is not about health care, it is only about implementing the Global Chip Implant System (GCIS). The other current front is the Climate Change Tax which is a deliberate effort to use climate change propaganda as a way to tie all the Nations of the World into a global tax collection system.

    It has become apparent that the Global Satanic Elite need to achieve specific powers of legislation before they will put the rug out from the Dollar. So, with the cards being played now through the Elites control over monetary policy, political heads of governments and their exclusive control over all Medias, They are obviously making their final moves. These moves being global taxation system, chip implant mandate and the disarming of citizens. The Laws of Executive powers have already been signed in. So, if the Satanic Cabal cannot get political cooperation They will use crisis.

    This is where the Global Satanic Elite will get sloppy and lose control as they always have throughout history. Sadly, with the rise of the dumb down liberal class they likely have a large enough population of brain washed citizens to put it off. This was prophesized to happen. It is a phase that represents Gods patients and compassion giving everyone the equal opportunity to make their own individual choice.

    So, when the Global Elite achieve their diabolical GCIS it will last for one hour according to prophesy. What an hour means I cannot say and try to stay away from putting a date or time table on that which I do not fully understand or have control over? All I know is that the chip is soaked in the blood of all the slain prophets and all the slain innocent.

    My current analysis through my own deductive reasoning is that the Elites GCIS will be cut short by a massive solar storm that will fry all their communication systems. Then it will be every man for himself ‘so to speak‘. This would fulfill the prophesy of ’ The One like unto the Son of Man blazing through the sky striking terror into the minds of the Elite’. As ‘solar powers’ are the creations of Archangelic Beings.

    Perhaps this is when Christ’s Holy Spirit will begin to ‘pair’ the select from ‘every tribe comprising humanity’. Perhaps They have already begun the process. This effort I believe is both scientific and philosophical. It is not that the select are the most perfect or holy, it will be that they are the best ‘pairs’ to begin the ‘resurrection‘. So, it would be as said that the select will move on and the rest will know that they represent their future ability to ‘reincarnate’ into the new Nation of God that will be established after the final destruction of the Satanic Babylonian Cabal.

    I believe that many other righteous individuals will survive and rebuild with the knowledge that a select few have been aliened with the goal of establishing a New Nation of God. The plan is to utilize earth changes as a way of cleaning up the mess that the Satanic Babylonian Cabal has left behind.

    In the mean time, as all these horrific things come to pass, the demonic forces will be trying to take over and destroy as many souls they can. Christ is our protection. Christ is our shield. Christ is our salvation into the Eternal Expansion of Gods Universe.

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    1. Hannah

      This is an article about Ron Paul. Take your propaganda elsewhere. The Bible doesn’t talk about any of your conspiracy theories, so stop adding to God’s word and spouting senselessness on this page.

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  26. Luna

    This IS the “pre-retirement” Ron Paul. Before though, he needed you and now you are in his way.
    I am surprised you didn’t see this coming. Watch out for falling icons and their pedestals!

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  27. Scruffy Scirocco

    LOL! And you guys seriously wanted this deranged, out of touch with reality nutcase to be president?

    Before you go all Libertarian on me, let me say that I firmly agree with Paul’s analysis and proposed solutions to the fiscal crisis in every way.

    Merely a rational fiscal policy does not a leader make. On foreign affairs he’s living in an alternate reality, and this here shows you that he has no regard for his followers. He is not presidential material. I wish you would unhitch yourselves from this dinosaur and find a new candidate who has the same fiscal understanding and can also walk and talk a realistic foreign agenda and who understands the real world. Paul never did.

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    1. Devin

      I think you’re describing yourself. If you think anything close to what we’re doing abroad is the correct course of actions, you’re deluded and conflicting with your so-called agreement with his fiscal policies.

      Maybe, after all these years of war and big-militarism, YOU’RE the dinosaur. Paul is the evolved one.

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    2. Rob

      Sean, Dr. Paul understood foreign policy better than your Vantucky brain ever will. He also inspired people all over the country to get involved, and whether you like it or not, it is in very large part due to his efforts that you now have a conservative party in Clark County. He isn’t running again, so quit poking his supporters in the eye every chance you get. The fact that you think Gingrich was the best choice tends to limit your credibility anyway.

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  28. Mike Hoyer

    It’s kind of weird that RonPaul.com does not belong to Ron Paul. I think it’s insulting to make him pay $250,000.00 to buy it. Get over yourselves, and give Ron Paul his domain name.

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    1. John Humphreys

      There’s probably more than one “Ron Paul” in the world — why does the famous Ron Paul have the right to junk the important institution of private property and use big government to steal a domain that he wants? What about the other people out there called “Ron Paul”? Can they also steal the same website?

      There are other people out there with my name, and one of them got the dot-com version of my URL before I did. Perhaps I should ask big government to steal their property and give it to me?

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      1. Luke

        So, obviously you just don’t like Ron Paul, because you’re reaching in left field for every comment you write.

        If someone else is named Ron Paul, according to the ICANN rules, that person has equal rights to the domain as Dr Paul does (but only according to ICANN). And if this site was pimping Ron Paul gear for that guy, they would have a credible claim beyond ICANN.

        But, alas, this site is NOT pimping those guys’ merch, none of the owners of this site are named Ron Paul, and none of the other Ron Paul’s have not established a brand or trademark.

        There are old and well established rules that dictate trademarks, brand names, patents, and intellectual property rights. For example, every town in America can have an independent company named “Bobs Plumbing” and that’s totally legal! But when one of those companies expands to another town, who keeps the name? This isn’t a new question, and it boils down to a few simple considerations:

        * Who established the name first?
        * Who registered a trademark?
        * Which company is most widely known?

        I went through those exact questions with my lawyer years ago when I was applying for a patent.

        Ron Paul is likely older than every other Ron Paul who’d care. He applied for a trademark in the 70s. And he is known by virtually every person across western civilization. Pretty clear..

        And if those are not the rules that we should follow when making such decisions, what rules would YOU propose to take their place? We could flip or a coin, or have a knife fight I guess.

        Maybe I open me a shop tomorrow and call it “Walmart”, complete with the big blue sign. They have NO RIGHT to infringe on my “private property”.

        Wow… do you really believe the stuff you write, or, are you just trolling?

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  29. Chad

    You’ve profited on someone else’s name, appearance, and wealth. Now, you’re mad that RP is forced to go directly to the managing authority. I wish we could just settle it without government intervention, because you’d get the beat down you deserve. I would wish you luck, but I hope you lose…badly.

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  30. Devin

    Wait, wait, wait… I just reread this, because something caught my eye.

    You offered him RonPaul.ORG for free… so that you could keep RonPaul.com?

    I mean, I understand you put effort into it, but you’re still making tons of money on his image, ideas, and reputation. I originally read it as if you offered THIS domain for free, but, after reading your original offer, I see that you tried to SELL it to him for $250,000.

    That’s not exactly a good deal, considering he is to thank for your success, to begin with. I can still understand how the owners of RonPaul.com would be upset (I’m still hoping it isn’t his direct idea to take it to the U.N.), but if it is, I can understand that, too. You’ve made a good bit of money on his back.

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  31. timtimcharoo

    this is what happens when you fall for false prophets and false ideologies

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  32. Devin

    I’ll wait to hear what RP has to say about this before I make any judgements. There’s no telling how involved he is with this dispute, and I think that every jumping on the bandwagon of accusing him of things are just as wrong as those siding against the owners of RonPaul.com. It just needs to be resolved, and then we’ll see what it comes to. In any case, with all of RP’s previous actions, you MUST seriously consider that something is really wrong here. He’s stuck to his guns for decades. I don’t think he’d do a complete 180 just because he retired from congress.

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  33. brian

    Sorry to tell you, but the law supports a famous person expropriating their own name as a domain name. You don’t have a chance. Obviously you’re own attitude is not in good faith. You must be making some money off it or you wouldn’t be fighting it. You admit to asking for a large amount of money to end your claim. You’re aim clearly isn’t to just support Ron Paul or you’d just give it to him. He can’t control the message put out under his own name if you have control of the domain. You took advantage of an oversight to benefit yourself when you could, and now you’re crying like a baby that you can no longer get milk and honey from someone else’s name.

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    1. Peter

      Maybe should go support Dennis Kucinich or some other communist. Ron Paul is a libertarian. What he is doing is very unlibertarian in this case and needs to be called out.

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      1. Luke

        He’s a libertarian, not an anarchist.

        We live in a society of laws and jurisdictions. He’s appealing to the law in the appropriate jurisdiction.

        If he could he might write the laws differently, or modify the jurisdictions. But he can’t, so don’t blame him for exercising his rights as a citizen.

        If he’s not in the right here, then the law will [hopefully] point that out, and he can move on. It not like he fire bombed the guy’s house or sued him for a billion dollars… he just wants the domain, that he feels he is entitled to (and I agree), without taking out another mortgage.

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  34. Judge Art Vandelay

    It appears to be a loss/loss for you. Because even if you retain control of this domain, these actions by Ron Paul, if directed by the man himself, would make this domain unfitting to further propagate the ideas of liberty and self-governance.

    This is an unfortunate turn of events indeed. Hopefully there is a better explanation for this than what has been said.

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  35. OWNtheNWO

    This has Tate written all over it.

    I’ll bet you money Ron has no idea this is even going on.

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    1. Luke

      I’ll take the bet, any amount :)

      Ron Paul had to sign almost every document, in front of a notary. He certainly knows.

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