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"There IS no 'free market authority managing domain names."

Well, of course there isn't since they have no place in a free market. The only thing that should regulate the free market is supply v. demand, guided by the choices of informed consumers. I am interested to hear any examples of "free market authority" that you (or we as libertarians) advocate for or that you think actually belong in the FREE market.

If Ron hadn't gone to this agency and it was posted about someone else, I believe this forum would be nothing but comments about how this is just another intrusion into the free market... and it is.

The domain was bought legally, end of story.

How much Ron (and others) want it and are willing to pay for it will determine the price. Price too high? Then don't buy it. It's obviously worth that much to the owner or he would have taken less money for it.

To put my argument in context, I think all trademark and intellectual property laws are unethical and immoral. If I agreed with those ideas I'd probably come to the same conclusion as you. As I can see, the owners of the domain never claimed to be Ron Paul or represent themselves as Ron Paul. To me, that would be the only legitimate reason for anyone to intervene with the threat of violence.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.