18(a) Describe the mission/purpose of your proposed gTLD

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.GOPRepublican State Leadership Committee, Inc.gmail.comView

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.

GOP: Information and Statistics

“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.

Each of the 50 states and five territories has a Republican party entity, constituting 55 Republican Party establishments. (Source: http:⁄⁄www.gop.com⁄index.php, accessed 4-4-12).

Commonly found at the county level is also a Republican party; there are 3,141 counties across the United States. (Source: http:⁄⁄www.census.gov⁄geo⁄www⁄GARM⁄Ch4GARM.pdf, accessed 4-4-12).

There are an estimated 84 million self-identified Republicans in the United States. (Source: Almanac of American Politics 2012, National Journal Group, the University of Chicago Press 2011. By Michael Barone and Chuck McCutcheon.)

As of April 2012, there are 47 Republican United States Senators, 242 Republican members of the United States House of Representatives, 29 Republican Governors, 29 Republican Lieutenant Governors, 24 Republican Attorneys General, and 27 Republican Secretaries of State. (Sources: http:⁄⁄www.senate.gov⁄general⁄contact_information⁄senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=party&Sort=ASC; http:⁄⁄house.gov⁄representatives⁄; http:⁄⁄www.rga.org⁄homepage⁄governors⁄; accessed 4-4-2012).

As of 2010, Republicans held about 3,890, or 53 percent, of the total state legislative seats in America, the most seats in the GOP column since 1928. At that time, the GOP controlled at least 54 of the 99 state legislative chambers, its highest number since 1952. (Source: http:⁄⁄www.ncsl.org⁄press-room⁄republicans-exceed-expectations-in-2010.aspx, accessed 4-2-2012).

As of 2010, Gallup polling found that 31% of Americans identified as Democrats, 29% as Republicans, and 38% as independents. (Source: http:⁄⁄www.gallup.com⁄poll⁄145463⁄Democratic-Party-Drops-2010-Tying-Year-Low.aspx, accessed 4-2-2012).

In 2012, 28 state legislatures were controlled outright by the Republican Party compared to only 12 controlled by the Democratic Party.
http:⁄⁄www.census.gov⁄compendia⁄statab⁄cats⁄elections⁄gubernatorial_and_state_legislatures.html, acceded 4-2-2012).

In the November 2008 presidential election there were 169 million voters registered: 55 million republicans, 86 million democrats, and 28 million others registered as independent. (Source: http:⁄⁄www.neagle.com⁄news⁄x353812267⁄Patriot-Connectors-launches-voter-registration-drive, accessed 4-2-2012).


We wish to provide a top-level domain that provides an identifiable means of communicating with people, organizations and businesses that associate or identify with GOP. In addition, we would simply like to provide the worldwide Internet-using public with more choice in the domain name marketplace at competitive prices.

The ultimate goal of the .GOP top-level domain is to establish itself as the recognized choice for registrants who want to market and promote themselves and their websites to, and reach, the Internet-using public, for business, political, personal, legal or any other purpose, through an association with GOP; and, as the recognized top-level domain name for Internet consumers to look for to know which people, businesses, information sources or other online resource associate themselves with GOP or are trying to communicate with people who do.

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