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That is a separate issue. The

That is a separate issue. The bottom line is, the way copyright and trademark laws work, he has a right to the domain name. If you look into domain registration law, it is actually illegal to register a trademarked domain. It is often unenforced and certainly the registrar will not prevent you from registering it. However, you may not even legally have a right to register your own name if the trademark is already held.

Whether or not you agree with the law, I work with domains all day every day and I can tell you this is a cut and dry case. Prior to this incident I hadn't looked into whether there was an exemption for personal names or not. There is not. The fact is, with law as it is, Ron Paul has rights to the domain.

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