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Statement Regarding Ownership of RonPaul.com



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What is the deal?

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Everyone keeps saying what

Everyone keeps saying what the owner should or shouldn't do. Dr. Paul himself believes in the free market and non-coercive behavior. While it may be nice for him to have his domain and while many on here may be happy to give it to Dr. Paul, the fact is that the new owner now has something of value that he is, from what I understand, running competently. No one can be forced to give up there property. If all the people on here who say that Dr. Paul should own it would donate, they can probably raise enough to make a very attractive offer. But, you must also consider as has been stated that the last group in control of the domain completely dropped the ball and lost it in the first place. So, it may be in better, hands now.

I agree

well said

You fundamentally do not understand Liberty.

This is a common fallacy among people who really just don't get it yet. Liberty is the rejection of the initiation of force. Yes, we believe people should be free to say whatever they want without fear of being physically assaulted. We also support our OWN freedom of speech! "If you believe in freedom of speech, you can't freely speak" is essentially your argument.

No one here is claiming he should be forced to do anything. However, I'm sure most of us won't be frequenting the site if he does not hand over the domain. If they do give the domain to Ron Paul, I bet they would stand to gain a lot -- personally I would make sure to check their new domain regularly, even though I haven't been a big fan of that site in the past.

Last I checked talking and

Last I checked talking and saying what someone should or shouldn't do doesn't constitute using force. Its free speech

I agree

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wow, Ron Paul owned ronpaul.com and his staff let it lapse!?

I can see why the current owners would not want that happening again.

DoctorRonPaul.com

I own DoctorRonPaul.com and RepRonPaul.com... how's $50 each? njhouse at yahoo.com

RepRonPaul.com is a pretty great name

actually

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

It depends on

how much they have cost you over the years. I would not be against you recovering your investment plus some profit. And I don't think Dr. Paul would have any complaints about that, free market! You have paid the registration fees every year and kept them out of the hands of url squatters by making use of them. As long as you don't say that you want something like $2500 each, which many of us know would not be just trying to make a profit but trying to make a killing!
$50 sounds more than reasonable to me!

Catchy Name...!

Ride on the coat tails of Dr Phil... a big thumbs up.

Ramblin Randy

Incompetence

Ron's staff should be taking initiatives in owning, renewing, and acquiring domains that matter. It sounds that they are not doing that which probably shows some incompetence on the part of Ron's staff. This is surprising since much of Ron's popularity has been driven by the Internet and it really is a matter of few bucks to buy and keep domains.

They should run it for Ron

Ron Paul is not very good at getting competent web people around him if they let these web sites languish and lapse.

The new owners of ronpaul.com (that essentially saved it for him) should allow Ron to use it if he hires them to run it for him. That way Ron will have at least a reasonably competent person run his web site. The fact that they grabbed up ronpaul.com proves that they are more competent than Ron's staff that let it lapse.

But I don't think they should do it for free - Ron should pay them whatever is reasonable for doing such work.

Ron needs to own whatever site he uses. It would be great if

they could reach an agreement. However, I agree he should hire good web help, and these guys seem to know how to keep domains.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Quote from An Advertising Legend....

"People spend all their time running around looking high and low for the next trend or popular fashion.... people forget they themselves can create the next big trend." The words push home the point that it doesn't really matter what the name ( spelling ) of the website actually is, just as long as it's a winner with content.

Who ever would have guessed a silly name like e-b-a-y would become a powerhouse. As a news site/publication, I'm not sold on the value of the url www.ronpaul.com and would rather see something more aligned with the words "liberty" or "freedom". What ever they come up with, as long as there's good content in there people will visit. Like the old farmer said; "I don't yell at my cattle, I just put good feed in the barn and they walk right on in".

On a whim myself, I registered a URL to compete with Drudge in the same way Comedy Central makes fun of FOX... and wondered what you experts thought of the url www.roosterwire.com ?

Ramblin Randy

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Ron Paul could get behind "Imaputz.com" and it would still go viral.
anyone who thinks ron paul is worried about what he will call his own website is completely whacked out.
Ron knows he could call his site anything he wants, but I doubt he would use someone elses name~

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

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I find it amazing that some use anothers name for profit and self gain.
Especially ones who have not asked for the consent from the individual whose name they are using/plan on using.
Simply breath taking, to me.

I couldn't even bring myself to use my own parents/grandparents name- let alone the name of a complete stranger.
In RP's case, I suspect no one need fear he come after them for using his name, He would view that as "getting his hands dirty", but I'm certain they should worry about the heirs to the Paul fortune and name.
All I can say is that who ever the Paul heirs decide to go after better have DEEEEP pockets!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

ronpaul.com was the site that

ronpaul.com was the site that educated me on ron paul.

For about the first 3 months of my ron paul awakening I was on that site everyday.

then I found the DP!

If I had a domain that Ron

If I had a domain that Ron Paul wanted, I believe I would hand it up to him on one condition: I be invited as a dinner guest to the Paul house. Imagine getting to try some of Carol's cooking and having dinner conversation with them!

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I would give it to him...

...for one of Jesse Benton's crushed testicles.

Raisins

would be more filling

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why?
Do you consider that a delicacy?

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Nope

It's a good start toward preventing the Benton from reproducing.

I own a couple of good ones...

www.F***RonPaul.com which currently redirects to the finest liberty podcast on God's green earth and...

www.F***RandPaul.com which, for the moment, redirects to a story about his sorry NDAA amendment, and used to redirect to Willard's donation page.

The links aren't going to work because of the naughty words so just type them in yourself if your fingers will allow you. I asked Jesus, he said it's cool this one time.

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I wrote

to the owner of the domain through their contact page and explained to them how I could get their communication to RP. Hopefully the person isn't asking a ton of money for the site. I think it would be cool if they gave it over so RP didn't have to use a mile long URL. But, I understand work has been into it as well.
They have my phone and email if they want to pursue it.

thats is what I got out of this article

they made it sound as if they were just holding the site for RP

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
-Robert Green Ingersoll

also someone at rpf bought up 'realronpaul.com' and 'ronpaul.co'

and says he now has them directing to c4l but will turn them over to Ron or direct them to whatever his new site is, whichever Ron wants... If you are running messages to him....

sorry! I don't know how to get the information there.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

#Silver

The guy should ask for 2,500 Silver coins.

"First rule of Government Spending: Why build one when you can have 2 at twice the price?"
-S.R. Hadden

Maybe in compensation Ron could leave an ad link to their

new page for a stated period of time, so long as they continue managing it in the spirit they have been doing (don't turn it into a porn site or something :p)

But I agree this guy put work into it.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

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Thanks

for posting this Sailing. We've heard RP talking several times about how the internet has been an equalizer in many ways. If I owned the URL, I would give it to him as a gift. But, that's just me.

I owned "therevolutionstartshere.com" for a long time but let it expire. I would have given it to someone who had the resources and time to make it something useful.
Hopefully they'll contact me.