In an ironic turn of events, former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has asked the United Nations to seize a website from his own supporters, and hand it over to him without compensating the legal owners.
RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org have been owned by grassroots supporters of Ron Paul since 2008. The sites were first registered in 1999 and 2000. At one point, Paul owned RonPaul.org, but let the registration expire, and for some odd reason did not attempt to get RonPaul.com or RonPaul.org in preparation for his 2008 presidential campaign.
Last month, Paul expressed regret in an interview with libertarian conspiracist Alex Jones that he didn't own RonPaul.com. Following that, the owners of RonPaul.com offered to give the former congressman RonPaul.org for free, and detailed reasons why they wished to keep RonPaul.com (details here). If he still wanted to get the .com site, they said that they would sell it to him for $250,000 and include their email list of 170,000 addresses (which he could tap for fundraising, and easily recoup the expense).
Instead of taking their offers, Ron Paul decided to go to the United Nations (of all places) and ask them to strip the domains - without compensation - from the current owners, and give them to him.
This situation prompted the Paul fans who own RonPaul.com to say this:
Paul's hypocrisy in going to the UN is just too ironic. Click here to read the entire story from Paul's grassroots supporters.