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April 18, 2014

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[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

44yo “Stone Baby” Discovered in Brazilian Elder -

Monday, February 17, 2014

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul Uses the UN He Despised to Try Get Him Access to Ownership Rights Over “RonPaul.com”

CaptureFormer Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul wants the domain names “RonPaul.com” and “RonPaul.org” – but in the case of squatters and/or supporters; the usual rules go against using your legal name as the excuse for wanting ownership rights over a website domain that you should have registered or arbitrated yourself.

Ron Paul has raised an objection with the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization asking the agency to grant him ownership of the domains.

In the case of sites like Facebook, Google, Twitter – multiple domain suffixes are purchased in advance to stop exploitation and financial blackmail but if, for example, an individual bought the domain name “Google.co.uk” before Google got the chance, then regardless of trademark: Companies such as ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) make it clear through their UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) that it’s reasonably complex when it comes to a name. My name’s John A. Citizen– but I have no entitlements over cask.com if I go and trademark my name and demand ownership of JohnCitizen.com

"Ron Paul’s name and his associated Ron Paul mark have become synonymous with the Complainant and his books, articles, public appearances, and political commentary,""Ron Paul has no relationship with the Respondents and has not authorized the Respondents to use the Ron Paul name."

This move is certainly rich seeing as the United Nations is a global body that he himself protested against. If they’re flogging pictures of your name and face – then yeah, maybe you’re entitled to profits but when it comes to domain names: it’s best to figure out how the system works before you pull the big regulation boys into it.

Related or not: Domain squatting is something that happens. He was known in 2008 when the domains were registered and therefore you snooze, you lose!

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Cask J. Thomson

Cask J. Thomson

Founder & Editor-In-Chief
As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.
  • eru iluvatar

    what a hypocrite.
    still, i’m sure the 4chan and reddit brigade will just ignore this one and let it all slide.
    another worm.
    fuck em.