Will .GOP Be a Major Factor in Helping Republicans Organize Online ?

TheHill.com did a piece about an hour ago on the upcoming .GOP extension.

If the political campaigns of the future will be waged online, the Republican Party hopes to keep the fight on its turf with .gop domain names.

As soon as next week, the GOP hopes to roll out the first ever partisan top-level domain name. And, if all goes according to plan, candidates and activists will be operating from websites ending in .gop by the midterm elections in November.

“We know that this going to be a major factor in helping Republicans organize online,” said Will Martinez, vice president for sales and marketing with the Republican State Leadership Committee’s effort.


There will be a .republican and .democrat coming as well, both of these will be run by United TLD Holdco Ltd.

The one thing a .gop extension will do is insure that a candidate can get their own name. People like Michael Deutsch have been known to snap up political candidate domains, and there was a story in Time about Hillary Clinton names getting scooped up as well.
Political parties should make sure there constituents are familiar these extensions exist, its still a .com world and they might want to put some effort in explaining that the real candidate will be on a .gop just in case someone else gets the .com domain.

” GOP ” is an acronym that stands for ” Grand Old Party .” Both terms are popular alternative names for the 148 year-old Republican Party in the United States of America. The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, and entities and individuals who identify with the GOP for business, political or personal reasons can be found world-wide. The overall goal and purpose of the .gop top-level domain is to have an interactive, identifiable, and easily accessible outlet for people in the ” Grand Old Party “, organizations and businesses that associate or identify with GOP and others interested or involved with the political party, whether on a federal, state or local-office level, to communicate by sharing ideas, ideology and policies in ways they deem appropriate and beneficial to the party as well as the public at large.

WordPress theme: Kippis 1.15