Are you a coolkid.gop? The Republican party thinks that it is, and wants you to jam along with their hip.gop message by buying a spiffy new domain name.
For some reason eatshit.gop and basically every other profane.gop domain I tried is unavailable. But you could always buy gotohell.gop for the optimistic.gop price of $20.16.
Or if you lean the other way, obamaisvoldemort.gop, stopthebeyoncevoters.gop, whereshouldthenextwarbe.gop and iheartromney.gop are all also available as of the time of this post.
“The .gop domain gives Republicans a strategic advantage online and unites the Party through an online community spanning the full spectrum of influence and ideology,” said Will Martinez, VP Sales and Marketing for .gop in a news release. “This is an open space already full of new ideas and innovation, which we will be highlighting in the coming weeks. There is an incredible amount of energy focused on expanding digital tools within the Republican Party and .gop is a great snapshot of this momentum.”
Billed as the “Republican neighborhood online,” it’s one of the party’s feeble.gop attempts to catch up with the Democrats online. In the 2012 election, a Pew Research Internet Project study found 57 percent of Democratic campaign donors contributed online, although only 34 percent of Republicans donors did.
There have been more than 300 generic top level domains, from .sexy to .ninja, released by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and the agency says we can expect more than 1,000 over the next few years.IMAGE BY Flickr USER Andrew Aliferis UNDER CCL LICENSE