Comment: This is not a case of someone

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This is not a case of someone

This is not a case of someone simply owning a few lines of computer code which represents a domain name.

The issue is that the .com domain name is Ron Paul's name, it is indisputably being used in association with Ron Paul and that Ron Paul owns his name/brand/likeness/trademark both offline and online.

Just because it is available online, offered by domain registrars, does not mean it can be taken and sold back to the owner of the name.

RonPaul.com doesn't have any more right to sell RonPaul.com to Ron Paul than someone would if they had Pepsi.com and tried to sell to the Pepsi company or CocaCola.com to sell to Coca Cola company or Google.com and tried to sell to Google.

A fan site is generally considered to be fair use.

But taking the exact .com of a famous persons name or a trademark and trying to sell that name to the owner of the trademark or to the famous individual is the definition of registering a domain name in bad faith.

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