It would have been damaging for this site if an financial offer had been entertained as then the BKWSO could have claimed the domain name had been hijacked for profit or gain.
What I do see is why, if they have over 100 other domains, is one simple domain such a big issue?
The answer to that is that it is not about the domain, it is about the content and the free discussion. In my opinion, she or they are willing to attempt to silence or at least drive that free discussion right down the search engines so that people like di, mr green or the next Ranjana Patel cannot find an independent voice within the Brahma Kumari community and be left without support to suffer.
Domain name disputes ARE a cheap and dirty way of suppressing freedom of speech, of burning out dissent or even, in the case of this website, greater enlightenment. They can be used as tool in a war of attrition. Big companies, rich people do it all the time.
Obviously, there is legitimacy for companies to defend their products from pirates or profiteers etc but that is clearly not the case here. Which organization is not just promoting unity, openness, accountability within the Brahma Kumari family ... but experimenting with a practical example of it? Do you see other BK sites talking about duty of care, historical accuracy or going into the depth of the knowledge as is done here?
Do other Brahma Kumari organizations want to be bound by force or under this type of state control and commercial legalities?
- For me, here we have two futures for the BK family fighting it out. On one side; unrepresentative, unilateral, totalitarianism. On the other; unity, equality, freedom of speech and consensus.
It is time other groups and individuals came forward and had their say. Do they support such action?