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Revised and Extended Remarks-Jonathan Goodwin on RP.com vs. Ron Paul

This is a revised and extended version of my earlier post in this subject. I now have a better (call it an "educated layman’s") understanding of the required procedures to resolve such disputes and have incorporate these into this post.

I don’t believe this subject needs introduction, however this is posted at the site in question, ronpaul.com:

Earlier today, Ron Paul filed an international UDRP complaint against RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org with WIPO, a global governing body that is an agency of the United Nations. The complaint calls on the agency to expropriate the two domain names from his supporters without compensation and hand them over to Ron Paul.

My immediate reaction to this was…unsettled: United Nations, expropriate the property of the current owners, without compensation….

Ron Paul has earned enough goodwill with me to last nine lifetimes – unless he joins the Fed Board of Governors or the Board of Directors of one of the merchants of death, I am not sure he can spend even a few drops of the goodwill I have toward him. I do not worship him as perfect; I just respect the significance of what he has accomplished over his lifetime.

But even with this, the action by Dr. Paul initially didn’t sit well.

I do not have specialized knowledge about the procedures and processes involved in this process. So it would seem helpful to first understand a few basics:

What us a UDRP Complaint?

The UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) is the original domain name dispute policy. It was adopted by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) on August 26, 1999. The UDRP applies to domain names ending in the following extensions: .biz, .cat, .cc, .com, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .ro, .tel, .travel, .tv, .web, .ws

What is the purpose of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy?

This Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Policy") has been adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), is incorporated by reference into your Registration Agreement, and sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between you and any party other than us (the registrar) over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by you.

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