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RickPerry.com Now Redirects To Ron Paul's Official Website [UPDATE]

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UPDATE: The redirect has been taken down. The site now goes to a more generic page.

PREVIOUSLY: RickPerry.com has long been inactive, but now it's serving a real purpose: driving traffic to Ron Paul's official campaign site.

It seems, as of today, the domain now redirects to RonPaul2012.com, suggesting the owner's true allegiances. But according to the National Journal, it wasn't the Paul campaign that was behind the switch. In fact, they're not even happy about it.

"The Paul campaign does not have anything to do with this and does not appreciate this sort of thing," Ron Paul's campaign spokesman Gary Howard told National Journal. "We are working now to resolve the issue."

The change was certainly recent, as Google results show little-to-no information about the switch.

A Whois search for the domain also yield's little, as the domain was registered through Fabulous.com, a domain hosting service that masks the true owner. The search does show that the domain was originally registered on May 5, 1998, but according to Domain Name Wire, at that time it did belong to Perry. When it expired on May 4, 2010, someone else may have picked it up.

The site was updated on December 4, but that doesn't necessarily mean that's when the change occurred.

This wouldn't be the first time a campaign failed to pick up a seemingly necessary domain either. Currently, visiting NewtGingrich.com shows a page that says the name is for sale, instead of Ginigrich's official site, Newt.org, suggesting he does not own it.

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