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Statement Regarding Ownership of RonPaul.com

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If you can reach Ron could you PLEASE tell him

that according to posters RonPaul2012.com will be expiring on March 23, 2013 and that he should shell out the $100 to keep it for 10 years?

Please? the 2012 youtube channel may also need attention, I understand they let the 2008 one lapse....

I sure hope people who know better (I don't, I'm just repeating what I've seen others say) are sending Ron resumes.

"When you have the information you have an obligation to act..."

And "Let it not be said we did nothing...."

Surely those have some pertinence to this situation?

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

Ron said himself he

doesnt really know how it all works, he just uses these resources. so it would have to be someone that works for him to keep those sites up. I would go so far as to say he has no clue when they will expire... hes got alot more to think about.. and if its only one hundred clams im sure we can find 100 people on this site (including myself)to shell out a buck..

"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

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me for being dense, but why would he want to keep RonPaul2012.com up for 10 years?

The old site has awesome potential that should not be wasted.

I'm a web developer (since 94) and I do search engine optimization and online marketing on a daily basis. He would absolutely want to keep the old site up util ready to migrate it. It has over 10k links and HUGE authority. His new site would hopefully get that kind of authority soon, but done intelligently he could have awesome ranking potential.

If anyone cares to know more I can explain in depth, but it's a bit complicated. Also, if any RP people read here absolutely contact me and I'll volunteer whatever time he needs. It is critical he gets someone on his staff that understands these sort of things.

I totally agree

and I have been in the business since 94 as well.


Sometimes I miss those days. I remember heading over to Michigan State University campus and MUDing with friends. Emailing URLs to friends (no search engines). Everything was so social and tight knit. People were so friendly to everybody like a big family.

Then I remember how slow computers and internet speeds were. Saving my web site to a floppy disk and dialing up (or driving) to upload it. I don't really miss that part. Or the days before IE3 and CSS (which blew my mind), or just he days before IE period. Funny how it was awesome and innovative when it came out (not to mention free). Ah the memories.


gopher, lynx, ytalk, etc...
and POW-WOW that came before all the other IMs.

Was it MIT that had the program where you could tell if the coke machine was empty? LOL.

I think I had one of the first 50k web sites....even made a shell script that would make you a page. Those were different days.

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to know.

Hopefully they'll contact me.

you are asking the wrong person, I said I wasn't tech savvy. My

understanding is it has web dominance in terms of coming up on google search, is rated, and enemies could use it. Something like that....

Maybe you should wait for feedback from someone who knows more. The youtube account has people's subscriptions, though, so it shows up in their youtube profiles, and he'd want to keep those I would think. As well as its internet power from view counts.

I'm sorry, I can't explain it but it sounded very convincing when others were all agreeing about 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

You are essentially


RON PAUL is a BRAND NAME NOW! That means ALL names that are directly related or memorable about him and his presidential run(s) are valuable and will receive various forms of traffic.

There is also the search engine footprint that old domains (like RonPaul2012.com) acquire which is very valuable if you understand Page Ranking. Someone Web savvy can harness such domain names to ensure maximum traffic goes where it should go for best effect!

Spending a few hundred dollars on registering domains properly for literally TONS of FREE marketing exposure is a no brainer.

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you'd basically have redirects from these old domains, pointing to the new ones (or newly acquired) But, what are the chances someone is going to type in RonPaul2012 again?

You can

set things up different ways. Redirects is one thing you could do, although I would look at ways of keeping the old content up. For example, at RonPaul2012.com, the prior official presidential campaign site, you could modify the homepage to thank all who supported that run and invite them to continue supporting liberty at C4L. But you could keep Dr. Paul's official positions, etc. still available there, for example. That's valuable, important stuff, with historical significance.

People work 80 hours per week ONLY on SEO (search engine optimization) techniques and write entire books and websites on it. There is no way I can explain it well in a short comment here.

You have to understand that Google (the #1 search engine) processes over 2 million searches per minute, over 3 billion per DAY.

Think about how much advertisers pay for 30 SECONDS of viewing time, especially for traffic like the superbowl. Competition to be shown near the top of search results is FIERCE to put it mildly and VALUABLE. People type in ALL SORTS of things, often not even sure what they should type in. No people won't always type "ronpaul2012" but they might type "gold", "austrian", "liberty" etc. because they heard those terms somewhere. Well, people all over the Internet linked to RonPaul2012.com in all sorts of ways, there is no way to know exactly how, but it has a large search engine "footprint" due to the notoriety. Google uses classified ranking algorithms to determine the importance of sites, and a primary indicator is how many OTHER people link to your site, and what words they use to do it. So the domain RonPaul2012.com can come up near the top of search results for all sorts of things you wouldn't even think of. That's called the long tail of search results, and it can number in the thousands or even millions depending on the search term.

That's a BRIEF explanation of SEO!!!

I think sites come up on google in the order of a complex

page ranking and how many hits they had in the PAST contributes to it so if it pointed/migrated to the new ones they get that power. Not sure but look up above at higher posts, people are explaining it and there are offers of help from people who know about this stuff.

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

This melts my heart! I commented on another thread that I wished

they would donate it to him and was somewhat afraid I'd get negative responses. The man deserves the website and I'm so glad that it was purchased and used for the liberty movement to this point. Class act - thanks ronpaul.com!!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Really? Why don't they just call his office.


foundation for rational economics education and call them during business hours

not that hard dude.

I guess because its not their

I guess because its not their job. If ron is interested he'll call rather then them bugging him. That is probably why they are composing a letter

Good for these guys/gals

Class acts, all the way!

Big bump

Thanks for posting.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

That there...

is a true Ron Paul supporter. Humble. Giving. Honest.

I love this crowd.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Well said patriot

Very classy act.

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Oh, Good!

I never really frequented their site very much but I was one of the people who messaged them when I heard what Ron Paul said. I'm surprised that Ron or his staff didn't reach out to obtain the domain name before announcing plans. I was frankly shocked. I just assumed that they'd be willing to hand it over to Ron Paul himself if he asked.

Luckily, it seems I was right about that. I will definitely frequent their site on whatever new domain name they pick, simply out of support for this move. They do own the domain, and by no means should they be forced to give it up, but it's a very good thing if they do.

That said, as a web developer, the level of incompetence coming out of whatever Ron Paul's trying to accomplish... well I just hope he hires some real help, soon. It was silly to announce a domain before attempting to procure the preferred domain, and it is an absolutely disastrous idea to sell this domain now that he has announced it publicly. Even if it gets picked up by someone who is firmly in the liberty camp (which is entirely likely not to happen) it still will confuse people who heard that RonPaulsHomepage was going to be Ron Paul's new site. They should keep both domains.

yes, he needs someone to look out for him

Letting ronpaul.com expire is just astounding. So, if they want to hire some people that are more customer service oriented. I have a web development business, and we have been in business since 1995. We specialize in data driven sites as well.

Good point

about the Web decisions (or lack thereof). I agree they should have contacted RonPaul.com first. And they should also keep ronpaulshomepage.com (and redirect it to ronpaul.com) now that it has been announced.

Geez, now that I look at the page, it's hosted by GoDaddy. Maybe they do need better Web help.

Sounds like they should hire YOU!

Good job !

I'm not real 'techie' computer saavy, but even I would think the first action would be to contact the owner of a web domain that you wanted. Maybe they just assumed 'its taken' and/or 'it'd cost too much to buy'.
A lesson for all of us - - - - never assume anything. Ask first.

P.S. - - I'm going to email those guys to thank them. I'll also buy something off their website. Good deeds deserve appreciation IMO.

agree - he should maintain ronpaulhomepage.com as a redirect

who knows how many hundreds of thousands of people are expecting it.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

They are free to!! :D That

They are free to!! :D That would be awesome, actually.

I wish I could just quit my job and start working on Drupal-based liberty sites. Not that I'm working for the man or anything, my firm's pretty cool, but that would be an awesome way to make a living.

Legendary Uber Class

Thank you RonPaul.com!

class act by the site owner

Nice to see that there are good people still around in the world

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What a gracious post by ronpaul.com owner(s)!

Truly a RonPaulian spirit at work. Thanks for informing us, sailingaway.

I suspect it is a done deal


This is the site RP mentions. For sale... :)

To the folks who held ronpaul.com - you did a good thing. Grabbing it, using it, and handing it off. Classy.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.