RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org

The Honorable Ron Paul v. DN Capital, Inc., Case No. D2013-0371 (WIPO May 11, 2013) and The Honorable Ron Paul v. Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd,/JNR Corp., Case No. D2013-0278 (WIPO May 8, 2013)

In two arbitration proceedings through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, Dan Booth successfully represented the owners of ronpaul.com and ronpaul.org, political websites dedicated to former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, when Ron Paul himself attempted to seize the fan websites through ICANN’s Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy. We preserved the websites as legitimate fan sites making fair use of the domain names, serving as a forum for political free speech that did not require the Congressman’s approval or consent, and which he had no right to control. In addition, we obtained a rare finding of reverse domain name hijacking, validating our argument that bringing the UDRP action amounted to an act of bad faith against his supporters.