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The Republican Party began selling new web domains ending in .gop today at www.join.gop. Public interest has definitely been sparked, but perhaps not for the reasons Republicans have hoped.

"As the only web ending run by a political party, .gop makes history by connecting conservatives, Republicans and all who identify with the GOP movement with an easily identifiable online presence to create a national support structure for the Republican Party. The .gop registry is a technology endeavor dedicated to positioning the Republican Party at the forefront of innovation and advancing Republican principles. .gop is the place where you can find conservative people and ideas on the web. The standard price for domains is $20.16 to show our alignment towards winning the White House in 2016. The website is fully functioning in English and Spanish and strikes an open and inclusive tone consistent with the core values of the .gop domain – the Republican neighborhood online."
posted by porn in the woods (212 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
someone snap up women.gop and just leave it blank forever.
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:17 PM on July 8 [90 favorites]


This is the most brilliantly evil fundraising campaign ever.
posted by b1tr0t at 3:19 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


It looks like mcconnelling.gop is available.

It's really amazing they haven't locked some of these down.
posted by furnace.heart at 3:21 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Somebody please go register butthurt.gop so we have it when we need it.
posted by phunniemee at 3:22 PM on July 8 [13 favorites]


"evolution.gop" is not available, as it is on the "premium domain list."
posted by brundlefly at 3:22 PM on July 8


Unfortunately, mindthe.gop is not available...
posted by mountmccabe at 3:23 PM on July 8 [24 favorites]


Corporatewhores.gop also available.

Fuckyougotmine.gop isn't available but fyougotmine.gop is.

They really needed to do a better job of locking this down.
posted by longdaysjourney at 3:23 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


Unfortunately, fascist.gop is not available.

Don't get out much, do you ?
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 3:23 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


I am now the proud owner of http://angryoldwhitemen.gop/
posted by brundlefly at 3:25 PM on July 8 [201 favorites]


Obstructionist.gop is available too.
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:25 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


Unfortunately, mindthe.gop is not available...

But you can have credibility.gop if you like.
posted by pipeski at 3:25 PM on July 8 [19 favorites]


I have no idea what to do with it and am open to suggestions.
posted by brundlefly at 3:25 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


fundedbytehlulz.gop
posted by b1tr0t at 3:26 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


...and so is donttrustthe.gop.
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:26 PM on July 8 [20 favorites]


GrammarMoses, that is amazing - someone needs to buy that up and email it to the DNC stat. (Both of them!)
posted by longdaysjourney at 3:27 PM on July 8 [5 favorites]


apartheid.gop is available
posted by porn in the woods at 3:27 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


Unfortunately, suckers.gop is not available...

I'll stop now.
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:28 PM on July 8


Holy shit. Somebody please buy donttrustthe.gop. I don't feel up to spending $40 on this today, I'm afraid.
posted by brundlefly at 3:29 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


Good news, this domain is available!
mycatisprochoice.gop
$20.16
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 3:29 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Um, somebody actually made this decision.

Wow.
posted by mudpuppie at 3:30 PM on July 8 [4 favorites]


deathofthe.gop was still available last I checked. Also warforoil.gop.
posted by supercres at 3:31 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


If I was in the mood to waste $20.16, I'd waste it on lincolnwept.gop.
posted by peeedro at 3:31 PM on July 8 [4 favorites]


oldwhite.gop is available, though.
posted by tomierna at 3:31 PM on July 8


Also available, weboughtazoo.gop
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 3:31 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


nevermindthetalibanheresthe.gop is a bargain at $20.16.
posted by delfin at 3:31 PM on July 8 [34 favorites]


I just discovered that only-fools-vote.gop is available for a whisker over $20.

Can't be arsed. Anyone?
posted by cstross at 3:31 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


inferiorraces.gop, anyone?
posted by supercres at 3:32 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Even for the lulz, I'm not sure I want to send any money to the GOP, especially if signing up for the domains puts me on one of their lists.
posted by tomierna at 3:32 PM on July 8 [11 favorites]


In other news...
posted by mudpuppie at 3:33 PM on July 8


This is how you say "please punch me in the fucking nose" in computer.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 3:33 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


The Gay Old Party
posted by ubiquity at 3:33 PM on July 8


Unfortunately, dontvote.gop is not available...
posted by maryr at 3:36 PM on July 8


tomierna, that's what I realized when I tried to lock up those domains. They have your billing info -- plus the T&C agreement specifies that registering domains during a "Landrush" doesn't mean the site operators will actually let you use them.
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:36 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Maybe they were aware that anyone registering jokes wouldn't bother because they know giving money to the Got Ours, Pal party makes them feel deeply unclean.
posted by bleep at 3:36 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


I am now the proud owner of http://angryoldwhitemen.gop/

Cool. I'm the proud owner of WWW.WHITEY.GOP !!!!

Also, what can I do to counter the $26 I just gave to the GOP?
posted by hal_c_on at 3:39 PM on July 8 [7 favorites]


If you feel bad about funding the GOP, just donate $x+n to planned parenthood, the DNC, or some other worthy cause...
posted by rustcrumb at 3:39 PM on July 8 [4 favorites]


I took a look at the terms. Appears as though the GOP will have the final say on possible domain names. So I don't think that any of these will go through (at least they shouldn't, assuming that anyone at GOP HQ still has a brain).

Was so close to pulling the trigger on obstructionist.gop and donttrustthe.gop, I actually put my info in. I am probably never going to get off those mailing lists now, ick.
posted by longdaysjourney at 3:40 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


AmericanTaliban.gop isn't available, either. Dang it!

ForRichPeopleOnly.gop and WeValueGunsNotChildren.gop are available, though.
posted by magstheaxe at 3:40 PM on July 8 [8 favorites]


widestance.gop wasn't available. But wide-stance.gop is!
posted by Thorzdad at 3:40 PM on July 8 [10 favorites]


I'm not sure how often their whois database updates, but I bet at least some of these that are showing unavailable are pre filtered. For instance, bindersfullofwomen.gop shows unavailable.

GrammarMoses: good catches, both. There may be ways around the former, like using Amex or Visa gift cards plus P.O. Boxes, but the latter is tough to get around (and frankly, seems a bit anti-1st Amendment)
posted by tomierna at 3:41 PM on July 8


rino.gop?
posted by boo_radley at 3:41 PM on July 8


> I am now the proud owner of http://angryoldwhitemen.gop/

Redirect to now.org. Or Southern Poverty Law Center. Or another public action group of your choice.

Heck, randomize it!
posted by ardgedee at 3:42 PM on July 8 [24 favorites]


They seem to be pro-landrush.

In all fairness, that seems to be pretty inline with general GOP business policies.
posted by maryr at 3:42 PM on July 8


EatTheRich.gop is available.

I'd love to do something clever with this, but can't the GOP just pull down whatever website?

Also, how did the GOP get a tld? Are they a sovereign nation now?
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:42 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Hey! eat-the-poor.gop is also available.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:43 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Welp I bought butthurt.gop
posted by Metafilter Username at 3:44 PM on July 8 [29 favorites]


Also, how did the GOP get a tld?

ICANN generic-TLD expansion.
posted by longdaysjourney at 3:44 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


modest-proposal.gop?
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:45 PM on July 8 [5 favorites]


As is jonathanswift.gop and amodestproposal.gop.
posted by maryr at 3:45 PM on July 8


*high-fives GrammarMoses*
posted by maryr at 3:46 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


Great idea, ardgedee!
posted by brundlefly at 3:46 PM on July 8


> Appears as though the GOP will have the final say on possible domain names. So I don't think that any of these will go through (at least they shouldn't, assuming that anyone at GOP HQ still has a brain).

If you buy it during the current rush they'll be too overwhelmed to screen 'em all, and the odds are decent that yours'll be a keeper as long as nobody files a complaint.

Once the traffic tapers off, they'll probably be vetting applications more carefully. By hand if they have any sensibility about the technology involved. hee.
posted by ardgedee at 3:46 PM on July 8


For instance, bindersfullofwomen.gop shows unavailable.

Dammit, I had just prepared this front page image for it.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:46 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


CashRulesEverythingAroundMe.gop
posted by hal_c_on at 3:46 PM on July 8 [6 favorites]


OH MY GOD focusonthefamily.gop is available.
posted by maryr at 3:47 PM on July 8 [14 favorites]


wehavealwaysbeenatwarwitheastasia.gop
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:47 PM on July 8 [7 favorites]


cult-of-mammon.gop
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:47 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


Really it's like popcorn.
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:48 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


oilyanalleakage.gop calls to me with a sweet sirens song
posted by elizardbits at 3:48 PM on July 8 [5 favorites]


If you buy it during the current rush they'll be too overwhelmed to screen 'em all, and the odds are probably decent that yours'll be a keeper as long as nobody files a complaint.

By "whitey" I meant "whitey ford" the baseball player. He was a yankee, which is basically a patriot. So it would be unamerican for someone to complain about it. Prolly a terrorist.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:49 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


So is OneMillionMoms.gop.

This is a crazy opportunity for pranksters and phishing. They should have stuck to the GOP Url shortener from a few years back.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:49 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


If you buy it during the current rush they'll be too overwhelmed to screen 'em all, and the odds are probably decent that yours'll be a keeper as long as nobody files a complaint.

Once the traffic tapers off, they'll probably be vetting applications more carefully.


It's really too bad. Some of these would have been simply amazing. The things you could do with obstructionist.gop alone. The mind boggles.
posted by longdaysjourney at 3:50 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


I thought tld owners had some power in shutting things down? Like didn't Libya threaten to shut down some porn sites that used .ly?
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:51 PM on July 8


So uh, what the fuck is the deal with a political party getting a TLD? That infuriates me.
posted by odinsdream at 3:51 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


I am now the proud owner of http://angryoldwhitemen.gop/

---

I have no idea what to do with it and am open to suggestions.


I was going to suggest redirecting to lemonparty, but I think those are actually happy old white men. :)
posted by Guy Smiley at 3:52 PM on July 8 [6 favorites]


Available:

swiftboat.gop
jesuslovesbankers.gop
beyoncevoters.gop
whores.gop
quiverfull.gop
heavensent.gop
fidoforpresident.gop
getinthekitchen.gop
posted by whimsicalnymph at 3:54 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


humangarbage.gop

Good news, this domain is available!
posted by elizardbits at 3:54 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Play this?
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:54 PM on July 8


...why the hell has ICANN blocked lemonparty.gop?
posted by maryr at 3:55 PM on July 8 [6 favorites]


Unfortunately, santorum.gop is not available...
posted by Gymnopedist at 3:55 PM on July 8


I wonder if the number of joke/scam sites end up making the .GOP domain end up as one of those domains like .cc that a lot of network admins automatically block off entirely to save headaches.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:56 PM on July 8


So uh, what the fuck is the deal with a political party getting a TLD?

WSJ, April 23, 2014:

"On Monday, trademarked companies will be able to register for domain names ending in .gop during the 60-day “Sunrise Period” mandated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the group in charge of handing out domain names and Web addresses for the Internet. Open registration will begin July 7, when the first .gop sites will begin going live. ...

"The domain .gop won’t be the only new label to hit the Internet. The initiative is part of a recent move by ICANN to expand the number of website endings. A number of other endings—including .nike, .netflix and .gay—are slated to launch in the coming months."
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:57 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


penis.gop is blocked, but pen15.gop could be yours for only $20.16!
posted by maryr at 3:57 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


santorum-recipes.gop is still available.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:57 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


What if I want movies from the gay and lesbian interest section on Netflix? Which TLD will I have to use then?
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:58 PM on July 8


You could just go full penisland.gop
posted by Fezboy! at 3:59 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


I am so amused that Piss.GOP is selling for $2,500. They knew that someone, somewhere would want to buy a website to show a mason jar full of tinky with a Ronald Reagan bobble head bouncing off the amber waves, and rather than over regulating the situation with a straight ban, they decided to raise the price and let market forces sort it out.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:03 PM on July 8 [5 favorites]


the-election-of-hillary-in-2016-will-mark-the-fifth-term-in-a-row-for-an-extremist-whose-views-are-mostly-indistinguishable-from-those-of-dick-cheney-and-the-very-worst-neocon-warmongers-of-the.gop.

Lol!
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:04 PM on July 8


expertsexchange.gop is available.

So is gowergenitalia.gop.
posted by brundlefly at 4:05 PM on July 8


I tried to check another domain (rights.GOP?) while waiting for my bus and my phone threw up a warning telling me not to trust join.gop. So that seems fitting.
posted by maryr at 4:05 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


GrammarMoses: "Really it's like popcorn."

gop.corn
posted by chavenet at 4:05 PM on July 8 [12 favorites]


corn.gop costs extra.
posted by maryr at 4:06 PM on July 8


So, where are these $20.16 payments going? Will the GOP get the money, or is it to the domain registrar and this is just a publicity stunt or what?
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:07 PM on July 8


ICANN website for new TLDs says: The evaluation fee is US$185,000. That's to get evaluated, not approved. It'll take 10K of the $20 domains to break even. I suspect this won't be a BIG moneymaker for them.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:07 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


I sort of want to get trueconservative.gop or something and build conservative cases for, unicameral health care, education and arts funding, humble foreign policy etc.
posted by shothotbot at 4:09 PM on July 8 [13 favorites]


mccarty.tim: "So, where are these $20.16 payments going?"

Maybe the 2016 is a clue.
posted by chavenet at 4:09 PM on July 8 [12 favorites]


Fans of the Ramones, Blitzkreig.gop is available!
posted by dr_dank at 4:11 PM on July 8 [20 favorites]


I got helpstopthe.gop. I'm happy to take suggestions for what to do with it.
posted by nushustu at 4:11 PM on July 8 [10 favorites]


If you want stormfront.gop, you'll have to pay a grand for it.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:13 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


FreeRepublic is $2.5K. Time for another freepathon...
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:13 PM on July 8


diaperfurconservative.gop is pretty affordable
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:17 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


I am five.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:18 PM on July 8 [43 favorites]


I am really tempted to buy zombo.gop, but I know I'd just sit on the domain and never get to animating it or making the right voiceover.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:20 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


Unfortunately, RealRape.gop is not available...
Unfortunately for whom?
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 4:22 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


You'd think patriots would be selling the domain names for $17.76. Not only is the domain price a ripoff but a middle finger to our founding fathers.
posted by Talez at 4:24 PM on July 8


Jesus, mathowie should have done this as a campaign to save MetaFilter. Look at yinz all lining up to fork over money to the Republicans.
posted by MoonOrb at 4:24 PM on July 8 [8 favorites]


Looks like "nohomo" and "notracist" are available. Sadly "notallmen" is one of the pricey ones.
posted by uosuaq at 4:27 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


I'm thinking the best way to leverage this against the GOP is to buy names that will actually attract right-wing eyes (think god-guns-guts.com) and then hit them with the page content.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 4:30 PM on July 8 [11 favorites]


AEI.gop is available, if anyone wants to do some political domain squatting.
posted by Maecenas at 4:32 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


If you want stormfront.gop, you'll have to pay a grand for it.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:13 PM on July 8 [1 favorite +] [!]

FreeRepublic is $2.5K. Time for another freepathon...
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:13 PM on July 8 [+] [!]


That would appear to suggest that the Republican Party would rather be associated with the former than the latter. Interesting!
posted by Sys Rq at 4:33 PM on July 8 [5 favorites]


Given that a price is provided for stormfront.gop, they are not opposed to its existence and have some idea of its value.
posted by brundlefly at 4:35 PM on July 8 [6 favorites]


They really should have filtered out any string ending in "the":

butforthe
whoelsebutthe
ifnotforthe
shameaboutthe
satanlovesthe


All available at the base price.
posted by uosuaq at 4:35 PM on July 8 [5 favorites]


Feel free to blame the bottle if port I've just drunk, but I'm amused that gipgap.gop is still available...
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 4:35 PM on July 8 [8 favorites]


Cruzforprez.GOP is available at the base price.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 4:38 PM on July 8


I can't be arsed, anyone want bullmoseparty.gop?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:39 PM on July 8


I am really tempted to buy zombo.gop, but I know I'd just sit on the domain and never get to animating it or making the right voiceover.

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING AT ZOMBO.GOP. AS LONG AS IT IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.
posted by brundlefly at 4:41 PM on July 8 [22 favorites]


goatse.gop
posted by indubitable at 4:43 PM on July 8 [7 favorites]


I sort of want to get trueconservative.gop or something and build conservative cases for, unicameral health care, education and arts funding, humble foreign policy etc.

If you do this, please memail me, I will help you write this stuff up.
posted by gauche at 4:44 PM on July 8 [8 favorites]


iamamaverick.gop is available. This is fun, actually.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 4:44 PM on July 8


BornWithaSilverSpoonInTheirMouth.gop
BornOnThirdBase.gop
VoodooEconomics.gop
are all available

MissionAccomplished.gop
TrickleDown.gop
are not available
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 4:45 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


tar-and-feather-the.gop
bugger-the.gop
posted by GrammarMoses at 4:48 PM on July 8


This IS fun! Who wants WarOnDrugs.gop?
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 4:48 PM on July 8


soulless.gop is available.
posted by Fruny at 4:48 PM on July 8


govermentobstructingpartisans.gop
posted by Redfield at 4:53 PM on July 8


conservativechristianrightwingrepublicanstraightwhiteamericanmale.gop
posted by Benny Andajetz at 4:53 PM on July 8


wait wait i've got one

http://southern.democrat.
posted by boo_radley at 4:57 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Finally, my mirrored Pog business can get on the Internet Superhighway!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:57 PM on July 8 [4 favorites]


StrategicDefenceInitiative.gop
StarWars.gop
IranContra.gop
savingsandloanscandal.gop
givemeyoursocialsecurity.gop
ExtraordinaryRendition.gop
ExtraJudicialPrisoners.gop
are all available

waterboard.gop is not available but EnhancedInterrogationTechniques.gop is.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 5:00 PM on July 8


Finally, my mirrored Pog business can get on the Internet Superhighway!

I hear Alf's back too. IN POG FORM!
posted by Talez at 5:01 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


I sort of want to get trueconservative.gop or something and build conservative cases for, unicameral health care, education and arts funding, humble foreign policy etc.
posted by shothotbot


Yes, join me I. Supporting unicameral healthcare.
posted by shothotbot at 5:08 PM on July 8


When you order from MMRIE we will carry out credit-checking enquiries about you. To do this we will provide some of your information to credit reference agencies."

Idiot copy-and-paste from an unrelated privacy policy, or something weirder?
posted by eotvos at 5:16 PM on July 8


BedtimeForBonzo.gop

Twenty bucks. For those who remember the eighties.
posted by njohnson23 at 5:19 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


WomenOfThe.GOP for $20? Some day I'll regret not buying that (and creating a donation page for feminist organizations).
posted by jermsplan at 5:20 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


My startup will focus on innovating disruption in a huge growth segment of high-margin services. Our direct, no nonsense approach will eliminate the middle-man, ensuring that you, one of the few, one of the truly important people, are heard loud and clear.

I look forward to seeing you, the well-funded corporate-person, at... bribe.gop.
posted by underflow at 5:21 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


So just how completely useless is this, though?

Like, say I register "crooks-and-liars.gop" and start using it to circulate really embarrassing articles. Can't they just happily shut me down?

Isn't this similar to setting up hosting on GoDaddy to advertise how much you hate GoDaddy?
posted by Imperfect at 5:22 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Greed.gop is available.
posted by TedW at 5:26 PM on July 8


Idiot copy-and-paste from an unrelated privacy policy, or something weirder?

It's from here.
posted by odinsdream at 5:29 PM on July 8


RepublicansforHillary is available.
posted by harrietthespy at 5:33 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


allchickenhawksareinthe.gop

kochsubsidiary.gop

stillinthecloset.gop

onepercent.gop
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:34 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


KKK.gop is not available, but this is.
posted by porn in the woods at 5:46 PM on July 8


mittmitthypocrite.gop still is.
posted by brujita at 5:57 PM on July 8


They want $2,500 for pee.gop.

I guess they found a way to get gold out of golden showers.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 6:01 PM on July 8


porn in the woods: "KKK.gop is not available, but this is."

Also: TheKKKLovesThe.gop
posted by double block and bleed at 6:05 PM on July 8


whitehistorymonth.gop is still open! Only $20.16!
posted by drinkyclown at 6:05 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


Unfortunately, jimcrow.gop is not available...
posted by double block and bleed at 6:06 PM on July 8


I'm actually surprised this didn't work:
Unfortunately, fückthe.gop is not available...
posted by double block and bleed at 6:08 PM on July 8


Anyone who buys a domain and intends to actually use it: I'm in political communications & I'd love to collaborate on content.
posted by univac at 6:09 PM on July 8 [4 favorites]


Also: gubmint.gop is there for the taking.
posted by univac at 6:10 PM on July 8


This is the greatest con the GOP ever pulled: to get a bunch of liberals to donate the GOP money.
posted by Renoroc at 6:12 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


twogirlsone.gop
posted by Riki tiki at 6:12 PM on July 8 [21 favorites]


Much as I'd like to believe it, I'm having a hard time believing that some Republican operative actually sat down and decided that "stormfront.gop" should go for $1,000. Is there a more plausible explanation? Is it perhaps based on some list of existing .com websites that have some significant amount of traffic?

Hmmm... but cnet.gop is $20.16. As are baidu.gop, wordpress.gop, metafilter.gop, craigslist.gop, slashdot.gop, paypal.gop, and netflix.gop.

So... seriously, someone in some official capacity at the GOP decided stormfront.gop should go for $1,000?

Or maybe does it have built-in reselling support? Like, some random racist bought stormfront.gop for $20.16, and then listed it for sale for $1,000?
posted by Flunkie at 6:14 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


I'm feeling vaguely uneasy about the fact that so many of you are giving money to the GOP, even if it is just a silly stunt.

That said, the fact that the cost of a .gop domain name is SAIT is cracking me up.

(Well, SAIT plus tax, naturally.)
posted by tzikeh at 6:16 PM on July 8 [4 favorites]


By the way, I was looking around the registrar they got the TLD from.

They have a list of domains they are planning on adding.

These may cause issues.

This one is just great.

And these are clearly pandering to meme loving idiots, so I guess this is where my bucks will be going.

posted by mccarty.tim at 6:16 PM on July 8


Cortex, to the white courtesy phone...
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:18 PM on July 8


Oh, I think we need to get Matt on this one....
posted by tzikeh at 6:23 PM on July 8


Politics is about getting one over on the other team! What fun.
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 6:24 PM on July 8


Hitler2016.gop and 2016Hitler.gop are taken, but Adolf2016 is open.
posted by klangklangston at 6:25 PM on July 8


All for the choosing

turgid-encounters.gop
takeoneforthe.gop
pr0n.gop
statesrights.gop = $250
stateslefts.gop
tirefire.gop
newspeak.gop
doubleentendre.gop
lynchbook.gop
posted by The Power Nap at 6:25 PM on July 8


As is NationalSocialism.gop
posted by klangklangston at 6:25 PM on July 8


Ooh, closeted.gop
posted by klangklangston at 6:25 PM on July 8 [7 favorites]


Mirror metafilter.com at you-are-an-idiot-fuckin.gop
posted by Guy Smiley at 6:27 PM on July 8


doublethink.gop is available
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 6:36 PM on July 8


madhatter.gop
posted by Chitownfats at 6:38 PM on July 8


No luck on widestance.gop.
posted by sourwookie at 6:40 PM on July 8


sucksbloodofpeople.gop is not available...

Kroger accepted it as the name on my rewards card, wtf...
posted by Pudhoho at 6:40 PM on July 8


I know what would go here.
posted by tzikeh at 6:49 PM on July 8


$20.16, same as in town.
posted by spitbull at 7:05 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


nativist-greedheads.gop
posted by GrammarMoses at 7:05 PM on July 8


Man, I know it's a tempting trade to give money to the GOP in exchange for ripping on the GOP, but it's pretty likely that they'll have the last laugh. As owner of a TLD they're essentially setting up as a registrar, and one that will for sure have final say on any content you put on your site. See that bit about "tone consistent with the core values of the .gop domain"? I don't think that's just something that sounds good. This is going to be heavily policed. I'd say your best bet is to snatch up something that SOUNDS legit and have your site be a clever subversion of GOP values. Or actually, your best bet is to not throw your money to the cartoon villains, but whatever.
posted by naju at 7:08 PM on July 8 [4 favorites]


Can't check now but what about:

theonepercenters
Uterusprobe
Everyspermissacred
Bendoverandtakeit
posted by futz at 7:09 PM on July 8


$20.16 is a strange price since 2016 is the next presidential election. Probably a coincidence.
posted by Green With You at 7:10 PM on July 8


It's on the premium domain list, but http://www.jesus.gop, filled with nothing but stuff like "whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me" and "You cannot serve both God and Money" — that would be pretty awesome.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:14 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


Finally just clicked through to the join link.

I'm happy to report that the following are still available:

eatme.gop
poophead.gop
thingsmygrandmaforwardsme.gop
boehnersboner.gop
votedem.gop
vote4dem.gop
voteblue.gop
fartsniffer.gop


Act quickly while supplies last!
posted by phunniemee at 7:15 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


WatchTexasTurnBlue.gop is $20 y'all.
posted by spock at 7:20 PM on July 8


If you can't get jesus.gop, .truechristian.gop is avail for $20.16

While the Party will not profit from it (a serious error on their part), .democrat domains are available for $29.95 and up. And .green is coming soon.

My domain register, Namecheap, doesn't sell .gop, but it does have .ceo, .guru, .land & .club for one-percenters (as well as the self-referencial .domains). And an email it sent me today promises to add .pub, .bar & .rest later this week, .gripe next week, .toys on July 30th, and .fail & .wtf on August 6th.

It's all only gonna get more fun.

I'm still tempted to get metafilter.gov, redirect it here and match the $20.16 with a contribution to the Blue (if nobody beats me to it... it may take a while to check my finances).
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:21 PM on July 8


No one has grabbed up womenfullofbinders.gop! Or foolyoutwice.gop!
posted by Buttons Bellbottom at 7:25 PM on July 8


LameAss.gop is $20? This is like shooting the proverbial fish in a barrel.
posted by spock at 7:27 PM on July 8


watchthisdrive.gop is available, as is knownunknowns.gop
posted by stevis23 at 7:29 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


aplagueonboththeirhouses.gop and aplagueonboththeirhouses.democrat are both available, but it's not as if I'd actually do anything with them.
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:32 PM on July 8


ThisIsNotYourFathers.gop

InmatesRunningTheAssylum.gop

PorchLightIsFlickering.gop

NotTheSharpestToolInTheShed.gop

MostLikelyToSecede.gop

FromGoldwater2Blackwater.gop

I got a million of 'em.
posted by spock at 7:35 PM on July 8 [3 favorites]


Icanseerussiafrommyhouse.gop is available.
posted by arcticseal at 7:38 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


So I'm now the proud owner of killtherich.gop

Should've done eattherich.gop, that would make a good food blog.
posted by bradbane at 7:41 PM on July 8


ReaganIsSpinningInHisGrave.gop

TheOStands4Obstructionists.gop

AlmightyDollars.gop

MyPetGoat.gop
posted by spock at 7:46 PM on July 8


Unfortunately, katrina.gop is not available... This domain is on our premium domain list. Please fill out the form below to inquire about this domain. Someone from our staff will be in touch with you shortly.
posted by porn in the woods at 7:55 PM on July 8


Hey, axe.gop and flute.gop are still available.
posted by one more dead town's last parade at 7:56 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


I assume "fuckthe" was the first one taken.

While I enjoy the lulz, I really wish ya'll weren't giving them your money. Evil clowns might occasionally make you laugh, but that cotton candy is still poisoned.
posted by emjaybee at 8:00 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


Looks like guantanamo.democrat and singlepayer.democrat are available as well.
posted by whir at 8:04 PM on July 8


herpderp.gop and hurfdurf.gop and lolol.gop are all still there! Internet, you have failed me. Unfortunately, ICANN has blocked lol.gop.

While I enjoy the lulz, I really wish ya'll weren't giving them your money. Evil clowns might occasionally make you laugh, but that cotton candy is still poisoned.

ienjoythelulz.gop, dontgivemoneytothe.gop, evilclowns.gop, and poisonedcottoncandy.gop are available as well!
posted by phunniemee at 8:08 PM on July 8


womenaresecondclasscitizens.gop now belongs to me, y'all. LET'S ROLL.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 8:15 PM on July 8 [6 favorites]


Once you .gop, the fun don't stop.
posted by ferret branca at 8:16 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


Among the ones with dot GOP. that I found available for were $20 were zombiereagan, alqaeda and pleaseproceed.
posted by raysmj at 8:17 PM on July 8


oneswellfoop: "It'll take 10K of the $20 domains to break even. I suspect this won't be a BIG moneymaker for them."

How many elected positions does the GOP contest over the course of 4 years at the state and federal level (or does the GOP also contest County/Municipal elections)? If they require everyone who is on a GOP ticket to buy THEIRNAME.State.GOP I bet they make that money back in no time.
posted by Mitheral at 8:17 PM on July 8


Ones that would work well for actual content:

onepercent.gop
warming.gop
choice.gop
endofthe.gop

I, too, would be willing to collaborate on making an actual site behind one of these.
posted by miyabo at 8:43 PM on July 8


One of my friends already asked for a womenaresecondclasscitizens.gop email address, so if anyone else wants one just say the word!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 8:50 PM on July 8


transvaginal.gop is available.
posted by emelenjr at 8:57 PM on July 8 [2 favorites]


Hillary2016 is a premium :(
posted by klangklangston at 8:59 PM on July 8


Not as old a meme, mefi-wise, as cat-scans, but for $20.16 we have cameras.
posted by Guy Smiley at 9:03 PM on July 8


Real talk, I just posted about this on a FB private message board and I'm now unable to post/like/comment on ANYTHING.

WHAT THE HELL MAN
SCREENSHOT

They're goddamned censoring me!!! I can't do anything, even change my privacy settings now.

Anyone else have this happen??
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:37 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


corporationsarepeople.gov is not available.
However:

Good news, this domain is available! corporationsrpeople.gop
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 9:59 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


drownitinthebathtub.gop is available.
posted by kirkaracha at 10:03 PM on July 8


Ok, I've registered "screwedbythe.gop".

Now what?
posted by mazola at 10:08 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


Killthepoor.gop is unavailable.

Still, $20.16 can snap up enslaveanddebasethepoor.gop. So: pro-life!!
posted by riverlife at 11:14 PM on July 8


Let a hundred flowers bloom.
posted by kadonoishi at 11:23 PM on July 8


rememberthesuperdome.gop and georgebushdoesntlikeblackpeople.gop will not last much longer people!!
posted by riverlife at 11:37 PM on July 8


Unfortunately, ICANN has blocked lol.gop.

Fortunately, Twitter hasn't.
posted by univac at 1:29 AM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Ok, I've registered "screwedbythe.gop".

Now what?
Now the Republican Party is $20.16 richer.
posted by Flunkie at 4:44 AM on July 9 [1 favorite]


PoliticiansForSaleAtThe.gop is available
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 5:10 AM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Also still available: plop.gop, faq.gop, fap.gop, gup.gop, strop.gop, goopy.gop, nop.gop
posted by sfenders at 5:38 AM on July 9


onlymoronslovethe.gop is available.
posted by plinth at 6:27 AM on July 9


Someone explain to me why spoon.gop is $2500.00

Fortunately, pianistsforjesus.gop is only $20.16! Same with prosaic.gop and ninjacats.gop.
posted by spinifex23 at 8:30 AM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Interesting. They've "premium" reserved the names of both Republican candidates for governor here in Massachusetts. And scottbrown.gop is not just reserved, but flat out unavailable, which I assume means they've already bought it.

(Side note: brown.gop is $500, which made me curious: white and black.gop are reserved, as are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and pink. purple.gop will run you $5K.)
posted by maryr at 8:35 AM on July 9


People that have bought these - do they allow third-party DNS?
posted by tomierna at 8:35 AM on July 9


Does anybody know when the GOP or whoever will be looking over these domain purchases and approving/cancelling them? I have plans for mine, and I don't want to invest more resources until I know its a reality...
posted by hal_c_on at 11:10 AM on July 9


(Side note: brown.gop is $500, which made me curious: white and black.gop are reserved, as are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and pink. purple.gop will run you $5K.)
Little known fact: UPS is the official logistics service of the GOP.
posted by b1tr0t at 12:11 PM on July 9


I'm kinda torn between eatthe.gop and reptilians.gop.
posted by 0 at 12:40 PM on July 9


People that have bought these - do they allow third-party DNS?

It's like any other registrar, you set NS records to any DNS servers in the world.

However, TLDs can always kill a record they don't like (this may be legally a gray area).
posted by odinsdream at 1:02 PM on July 9


Slightly deflated to learn that buttstuff.gop is taken. Now what will I do with the rest of my day?
posted by duffell at 1:55 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Ok, I've registered "screwedbythe.gop".

Now what?
Now the Republican Party is $20.16 richer.

I've been screwed by the GOP!

:(
posted by mazola at 7:52 PM on July 9 [2 favorites]


nukethewhales.gop
posted by pony707 at 4:33 AM on July 10 [1 favorite]


There's 4-5 I would buy if I could do it without the money going to the evil empire, and if I thought they couldn't revoke it or take it offline, which I think they can.
posted by dejah420 at 9:54 AM on July 10 [2 favorites]


I cannot wait for the day they try to pull the thousands of domains registered to make them look like assholes.. That'll be one hell of a followup article. Can anyone say Streisand effect?
posted by Freen at 7:00 PM on July 13


Someone registered twogirlsone.gop, and I suspect it was someone who saw this thread (unless the joke was that obvious). So I'm simultaneously sad that someone gave the GOP $20.16 and that, if it was going to happen anyway, I wasn't the one to get it.

Whoever you are, please make the most of that medium. People on the internet have been deeply scarred by the source of that domain name, and also by the Brazilian scat porn video it references.
posted by Riki tiki at 4:09 PM on July 20 [1 favorite]


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