.gop Domain Registration

Price and Requirements for .gop Domains

  • 1 Year Registration20.16 USD

Registration Time Frame



Yes Details Are Individual .gop domain registrations allowed?

Yes Details Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .gop?

No Details Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .gop?

Yes Details Are some .gop domain names restricted?

No Details Does .gop domain have a special use?

Yes Details Other information I need to know about .gop?

No Details Are there any additional fees for .gop?

No Details Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .gop?

Yes Details WHOIS Privacy service available?

Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No Details

Application Fee

Internationalized Domain Name in available languages

This domain extension does not support internationalization.

.gop Domain FAQ

.gop General FAQ
Why should I buy a .gop domain name?
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Acceptable Use Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") sets out the actions prohibited to users of any second-level .GOP domain name

("Domain Name"). "Users" are defined as anyone who uses or accesses the .GOP domain registry (the "Registry"), who has responsibility for one or more host records in the Registry zone files generated from the Registry, registrants of a Domain Name and/or users of hardware, name servers, bandwidth, telecommunications transport, zone files or email routing services or of any other domain name resolution systems and services in the Registry and zone.

This AUP applies to all Domain Names and sub second-level domains (such as example.nic.gop) which resolve as a result of sub-delegation, no matter when registered or renewed. No reference in this AUP constitutes a licence to perform sub-delegation or otherwise sub-licence any right obtained under the Registrant Agreement or the Registry Policies.

This AUP must be read in addition to rules governing qualifications for registration. Use of a Domain Name in a manner that contravenes this AUP may result in the suspension or revocation including transfer of a registrant's right to use a Domain Name or to continue to be recognized as the registrant of a Domain Name. Suspension, transfer, or revocation may apply to one or more Domain Names for which user is a registrant in addition to a particular Domain Name which may have given rise to a particular complaint.

The Registry reserves the right to modify or update this AUP at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion. The Registry shall post any such modifications on the Registry's website at www.dotgop.co from time to time, and any such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to the website. Unless significant modifications are made to the AUP, the Registry is not required to contact registrants about such changes. In the event of significant modifications to this AUP, the Registry will use reasonable commercial efforts to provide notice to designated contacts. Such efforts may include posting the revised AUP on the Registry's website and/or sending email notice that this AUP has been modified or updated.


The Registry supports the sharing of diverse ideas over the Internet and intends for the online community to fully reflect the varying viewpoints and debates taking place in our community. While the Registry encourages the free flow of information, the Registry will strive to maintain a respectful and non-shocking environment, supportive of the Republican Party. Users of Domain Names should review their content and comments to ensure that such material is polite, clean, and appropriate for all users to view. Users of Domain Names are obliged and required to ensure that their use of a Domain Name is at all times lawful and in accordance with the requirements of this AUP and applicable laws and regulations of the United States of America, applicable European Union and international law, and ICANN Consensus Policies. The Registry does not exercise editorial control over the content of any message or website made accessible by domain name resolution services in the Registry Top Level Domain ("Registry TLD"), but may remove an entire website from the Registry TLD if the message violates the registrant's contractual responsibility or violates any part of this Acceptable Use Policy.

This AUP must be read in conjunction with the Registry's Registrant Agreement, Privacy and Whois Policy, Expired Domain Name Deletion Policy, Naming Policy, and other applicable agreements, policies, laws and regulations (collectively, the "Registry Policies"), which represent the entirety of your obligations and responsibilities with regard to your .GOP name or names. By way of example, and without limitation, the Registrant Agreement sets forth representations, warranties and covenants and other terms and conditions, the breach of which may constitute non- compliance.

Prohibited Uses

A "Prohibited Use" of a Domain Name is a use which is illegal or expressly prohibited by any provision of this AUP or the Registry Policies. The non-exhaustive list of restrictions pertaining to use of Domain Names in relation to various purposes and activities are as set forth herein. Registration of one or more Domain Names or access to services provided by the Registry may be cancelled, suspended, or transferred for any breach of, or non-compliance with, this AUP:

  1. Compliance with the Registry's AUP

    Domain Names must be used for lawful purposes. The creation, transmission, distribution, storage of, or linking to any material in violation of applicable laws or regulations or this AUP is prohibited. This may include, but is not limited to, the following:

    1. Communication, publication or distribution of material (including through links or framing) that infringes upon the intellectual rights of another person or entity. Intellectual property rights include, but are not limited to: copyrights (including future copyright), design rights, patents, patent applications, trademarks, rights of personality, and trade secret information.

    2. Registration or use of a Domain Name in which, in the sole discretion of the Registry:

      1. Is identical or confusingly similar to a personal name, company, business or other legal or trading name, or a trade or service mark in which a third party complainant has uncontested rights, including without limitation in circumstances in which: (i) the use deceives or confuses others in relation to goods or services for, or in respect of similar goods or closely related services of a registered the trademark; or (2) the use deceives or confuses others in relation to goods or services in respect of which an unregistered trademark or service mark has become distinctive of the goods or services of a third party complainant and in which the third party complainant has established a sufficient reputation; or (3) the use trades on or passes-off a Domain Name or a website or other content or services accessed through resolution of a Domain Name as being the same as or endorsed, authorised, associated or affiliated with the established business, name or reputation of another; or (4) the use constitutes intentionally misleading or deceptive conduct in breach of Registry policy, or the laws of the applicable jurisdiction or ICANN Consensus Policies; or

      2. The Domain Name has been used in bad faith, including, without limitation, the following: (1) the User has used the Domain Name primarily for the purpose of unlawfully disrupting the business or activities of another person or entity; or (2) by using the Domain Name, the User has intentionally created a likelihood of confusion with respect to the third party complainant's intellectual or industrial property rights and the source, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of website(s), email, or other online locations or services or of a product or service available on or through resolution of a Domain Name;

    3. A Domain Name registration which is part of a pattern of registrations where the user has registered domain names which correspond to well known names or trademarks in which the User has no apparent rights, and the Domain Name is part of that pattern;

    4. The Domain Name was registered arising out of a relationship between two parties, and it was mutually agreed, as evidenced in a writing, that the Registrant would be an entity other than that currently in the register;

    5. Publication of content which, in the opinion of the Registry:

      1. is capable of disruption of systems in use by other Internet users or service providers (i.e., viruses or malware);

      2. seeks or apparently seeks authentication or login details used by operators of other Internet sites (i.e., phishing); or

      3. may mislead or deceive visitors to the site that the site has an affiliation with the operator of another Internet site (i.e., phishing).

    6. Communication, publication or distribution, either directly or by way of embedded links, of images or materials (where such communication, publication or distribution is prohibited by or constitutes an offence under the laws of the United States of America or the European Union) whether incorporated directly into or linked from a web site, email, posting to a news group, Internet forum, or instant messaging notice which makes use of domain name resolution services in the Registry TLD.

    7. Material that includes, by way of example and without limitation, real or manipulated images depicting the sexual exploitation of children, bestiality, and material containing threats or detailed instructions regarding how to commit a crime.

    8. Communication, publication or distribution of defamatory material or material that constitutes racial vilification or "hate speech."

    9. Communication, publication or distribution of material that is abusive, hateful, vindictive, intended to defame a person or organization or denigrates a political party or a particular candidate.

    10. Communication, publication or distribution of material that constitutes an illegal threat or encourages conduct that may constitute a criminal offence.

    11. Communication, publication or distribution of material that is in contempt of the orders of a court or another authoritative government actor within the United States of America or the European Union.

    12. Use, communication, publication or distribution of software, technical information or other data that violates applicable export control laws or anti-circumvention provisions.

    13. Use, communication, publication or distribution of confidential or personal information or data including confidential or personal information about persons that was collected without their knowledge or consent.

    14. Use of the Domain Name for any communications or activity which may involve deceptive marketing practices such as the fraudulent offering of products, items, or services.

    15. Hosting a site or redirecting a user to another, unrelated site that is essentially content-free or otherwise contains no objective value to anyone other than the Registrant, including those sites containing minimal information but substantial advertisements, and sites with little more value than pointing to such sites.

  2. Electronic Mail

    The Registry expressly prohibits users of Domain Names from engaging in the following activities:

    1. Communicating, transmitting or sending unsolicited bulk email messages or other electronic communications ("junk mail" or "spam") of any kind including, but not limited to, unsolicited commercial advertising and informational announcements. Such messages or material may be sent only to those who have expressly requested it. If a recipient asks a user to stop sending such emails, then any further email messages or other electronic communications would in such event constitute spam and violate the provisions and requirements of this AUP.

    2. Communicating, transmitting or sending any material by email or otherwise that harasses, or has the effect of harassing, another person or that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property including, but not limited to, malicious email and flooding a user, site or server with very large or numerous pieces of email or illegitimate service requests.

    3. Communicating, transmitting, sending, creating, or forwarding fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, or unsolicited offers of employment.

    4. Adding, removing, modifying or forging any network header information with the effect of misleading or deceiving another person or attempting to impersonate another person by using forged headers or other identifying information (i.e., spoofing).

    5. Causing or permitting the advertisement of a Domain Name in an unsolicited email communication.

  3. Disruption of the Registry Network

    No one may use a Domain Name for the purpose of:

    1. Restricting or inhibiting any person in their use or enjoyment of the Registry's network or a Domain Name or any service or product of the Registry.

    2. Actually or purportedly reselling the Registry's services and products without the prior written consent of the Registry.

    3. Transmitting any communications or activity which may involve deceptive marketing practices such as the fraudulent offering of products, items, or services to any other party.

    4. Providing false or misleading information to the Registry cpr144449003101 or to any other party through the Registry's network.

    5. Facilitating or aiding the transmission of confidential information, private, personal or stolen data, such as credit card information (without the owner's or cardholder's consent).

  4. Network Integrity and Security

    1. Users are prohibited from circumventing or attempting to circumvent the security of any host, network or accounts (i.e., cracking or hacking) on, related to, or accessed through the Registry's network. This includes, but is not limited to:

      1. accessing data not intended for such user;

      2. logging into a server or account which such user is not expressly authorised to access;

      3. using, attempting to use, or attempting to ascertain a username or password without the express written consent of the operator of the service in relation to which the username or password is intended to function;

      4. probing the security of other networks; and/or

      5. executing any form of network monitoring which is likely to intercept data, of any nature, not intended for such user.

    2. Users are prohibited from effecting any network security breach or disruption of any Internet communications including, but not limited to:

      1. accessing data of which such user is not an intended recipient; and/or

      2. logging onto a server or account which such user is not expressly authorised to access.

      For the purposes of this section, "disruption" includes, but is not limited to: (i) port scans, TCP/UDP floods, packet spoofing; (ii) forged routing information; (iii) deliberate attempts to overload or disrupt a service or host; and/or, (iv) using the Registry's network in connection with the use of any program, script, command, or sending messages with the intention or likelihood of interfering with another user's terminal session by any means, locally or by the Internet.

    3. Users who compromise or disrupt the Registry's network systems or security may incur criminal or civil liability. The Registry will investigate any such incidents and will cooperate with law enforcement and other appropriate governmental actors if a crime is suspected to have taken place.

  5. Compliance with Applicable Laws

    Users must comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to those laws that relate to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct), disclosure of data, and financial disclosures.

  6. Sunrise Registration and Restrictions on Transfers

    1. Domain Names obtained in accordance with the Sunrise registration process shall be solely registered to the qualified applicant thereof who is the owner of the trade or service mark registration on the basis of which the Sunrise registration was allocated. Such Domain Names shall be restricted from transfer to any other registrant, absent submission to the Registry of evidence of assignment, license or other authorized acquisition of rights in the underlying trade or service mark giving rise to Sunrise qualification, and shall remain subject to the provisions of the Sunrise Policies. Furthermore, no registrant shall transfer more than one (1) Domain Name obtained in accordance with the Sunrise registration process to any other person or entity within the first twenty-four (24) months following registration.

    2. Domain Names obtained in accordance with the Sunrise registration process shall not be maintained using a privacy or proxy registration service.

  7. Non-Exclusive, Non-Exhaustive

    This AUP is intended to provide guidance as to what constitutes acceptable use of the Registry's network and Domain Names. However, the AUP is neither exhaustive nor exclusive.

  8. Enforcement

    The Registry may discontinue, suspend, transfer, or modify the services provided to any Domain Name (for example, through modification of Registry zone files) to address alleged violations of this AUP. The Registry may determine in its sole discretion whether use of a Domain Name is a prima facie violation of this AUP. The Registry or affected parties may utilize ICANN-sanctioned procedures, such as the Universal Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") or the Universal Rapid Suspension Policy ("URS") and/or the courts in the jurisdiction and venue specified in the Registrant Agreement.

    The Registry may, in its sole discretion, suspend, transfer, or terminate a user's service for violation of any of the requirements or provisions of the AUP on receipt of a complaint if the Registry believes:

    1. a violation of the AUP has or may have occurred; and/or

    2. suspension and/or termination may be in the public interest.

    The Registry may delegate its right to take any action or may act upon any report from such a delegee without prior notification to the User. Unauthorized use of the Domain Name may result in police intervention or legal action.



  10. Removal of Content

    At its sole discretion, the Registry reserves the right to:

    1. Remove or alter content, zone file data and/or other material from its servers provided by any person that violates the provisions or requirements of this AUP;

    2. Re-delegate, redirect or otherwise divert traffic intended for any service;

    3. notify operators of Internet security monitoring services, virus scanning services and/or law enforcement authorities of any breach or apparent breach of this AUP or the Registry's other Policies; and/or

    4. terminate access to the Registry's network by any person that the Registry determines has violated the provisions or requirements of this AUP.

    In any regard, the Registry is not responsible for the content or message of any newsgroup posting, email message, or web site regardless of whether access to such content or message was facilitated by or through the Registry's network or a Domain Name. The Registry does not have any duty to take any action with respect to such content or message by creating this AUP, and users of the Registry's Network are obliged and required to ensure that their use of a Domain Name or the Registry's network is at all times in accordance with the requirements of this AUP and any and all applicable laws, rules and/or regulations.

  11. Contact The Registry

    Any questions or complaints relating to this AUP or the use of a Domain Name or reports of abuse of a domain name under these policies may be sent to info@dotgop.co.

What is the registration term allowed for .gop domain names?
The minimum term for .gop cpr144449003101 domain names is 1 year(s).
Can anyone register a .gop domain name?

YesAre Individual .gop domain registrations allowed?

YesCompany or legal entities registrations allowed for .gop?

NoAre there requirements, documents, or information needed for .gop?

YesAre some .gop domain names restricted?

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

NoDoes .gop domain have a special use?

YesOther information I need to know about .gop?

Violating rights to third parties, names and activities used in bad faith are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.

NoAre there any additional fees for .gop?

NoDo I need a trademark/brand name to register .gop?

YesWHOIS Privacy service available?

Yes.gop Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?

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How long does it take to register my .gop domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .gop during general availability is Instant. .gop is not cpr144449003101 expected to launch until Instant. Once launched, a registration time frame will be available.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .gop domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.gop); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.gop).
Trustee Service for .gop

Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.


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How do I host my .gop domain name?
bluesit.com offers hosting and email service for .gop. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
How do I transfer my .gop domain name?

To transfer your .gop domain name to bluesit.com, submit your domain name transfer or contact sales.

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Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .gop requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private WHOIS)?
Yes. You can activate WHOIS Privacy service cpr144449003101 during the purchase of a new domain.
Can I register my .gop domain name in different languages (Internationalized Domain Name)?

No, .gop does not cpr144449003101 support Internationalized Domain Names

Grace period for .gop domain name?
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that cpr144449003101 your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
Who is the registry that manages .gop domain names?
Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc. manages the registration of domain names with the .gop Top Level Domain.

You may visit them here: Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc..

.gop Glossary of Technical Terms

A top-level domain devoted solely to international treaty organizations that have independent legal personality. Such organizations are not governed by the laws of any specific country, rather by mutual agreement between multiple countries. IANA maintains the domain registry for this domain.

A record
The representation of an IPv4 address in the DNS system.

AAAA record
The representation of an IPv6 address in the DNS system.

Administrative contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Administrative contact is intended to represent the Registrant(owner) of the domain, in any non-technical matters, regarding the management of the domain. Certain extensions require Administrative contact to confirm requests and accept notices about the domain name.

The ASCII-compatible encoded (ACE) representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is transmitted internally within the DNS protocol. A-labels always commence the with the prefix "xn--". Contrast with U-label.

Originally a reference to the US Government agency that managed some of the Internet’s initial development, now a top-level domain used solely for machine-readable use by computers for certain protocols — such as for reverse IP address lookups, and ENUM. The domain is not designed for general registrations. IANA manages ARPA in conjunction with the Internet Architecture Board.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
The standard for transmitting English (or "Latin") letters over the Internet. DNS was originally limited to only Latin characters because it uses ASCII as its encoding format, although this has been expanded using Internationalized Domain Names(IDN) for Applications.

Authoritative Name Server
A domain name server configured to host the official record of the contents of a DNS zone. Each GOP Republican .gop domain name must have a set of these so computers on the Internet can find out the contents of that domain. The set of authoritative name servers for any given domain must be configured as NS records in the parent domain.

Automatic Renewal
The service of automatic renewal allows the customers the convenience of automatic billing for the services ordered through the domain registrar. If the automatic renewal is selected, customer's credit card will be automatically charged for the service, which will avoid the interruption in service.

Billing Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Billing contact is responsible for the payment of the domain, and is usually assigned to the registrar managing the domain.

Caching Resolver
The combination of a recursive name server and a caching name server.

Cloaking Forwarding
Domains can be forwarded to another URL by using a forwarding service. Cloaking forwarding differs from Apache 301 forwarding by showing the content of the URL being forwarded to, however the URL bar displays the original domain name.

CNAME Record
A CNAME record is an abbreviation for Canonical Name record and is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to specify that a domain name is an alias for another domain, the "canonical" domain. CNAME has a very specific syntax rule. CNAME can only be set up for the unique subdomain, meaning that it cannot be set up for any subdomain, which has already been set up for the domain. Thus CNAME is most commonly set up for WWW subdomain.

Country-code top-level domain (ccTLD)
A Class of Top Level Domains, generally assigned or reserved by a country, sovereign state, or territory. IANA is the organization, responsible for the ccTLD assignments. Since 2010 there 2 types of ccTLDs: 2 letter ASCII characters TLDs and IDN TLDs, which consist of the native language characters. Each country/territory is able to implement certain restrictions and requirements on the ccTLD assigned to them.

Cross-Registry Information Service Protocol (CRISP)
The name of the working group at the IETF that developed the Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS), a next-generation WHOIS protocol replacement.

Any transfer of responsibility to another entity. In the domain name system, one name server can provide pointers to more useful name servers for a given request by returning NS records. On an administrative level, sub-domains are delegated to other entities. IANA also delegates IP address blocks to regional Internet registries.

Deletion of the domain results in the domain record being removed from the registry's database. Domain deletion procedure and availability differs depending on each of the TLD's policy. Certain extensions require additional payment to delete a domain name.

DNS zone
A section of the Domain Name System name space. By default, the Root Zone contains all domain names, however in practice sections of this are delegated into smaller zones in a hierarchical fashion. For example, the .com zone would refer to the portion of the DNS delegated that ends in .com.

A technology that can be added to the Domain Name System to verify the authenticity of its data. The works by adding verifiable chains of trust that can be validated to the domain name system.

Domain lock
In order to prevent unwanted changed to the domain names, customers have an ability to change the locks on their domain names. The domain lock availability depends on individual TLD, and includes clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited, clientDeleteProhibited, clientRenewProhibited.

Domain Name
A unique identifier with a set of properties attached to it so that computers can perform conversions. A typical domain name is "icann.org". Most commonly the property attached is an IP address, like "", so that computers can convert the domain name into an IP address. However the DNS is used for many other purposes. The domain name may also be a delegation, which transfers responsibility of all sub-domains within that domain to another entity. domain name label a constituent part of a domain name. The labels of domain names are connected by dots. For example, "www.iana.org" contains three labels — "www", "iana" and "org". For internationalized domain names, the labels may be referred to as A-labels and U-labels.

Domain Name Registrar
An entity offering domain name registration services, as an agent between registrants and registries. Usually multiple registrars exist who compete with each other, and are accredited. For most generic top-level domains, domain name registrars are accredited by ICANN.

Domain Name Registry
A registry tasked with managing the contents of a DNS zone, by giving registrations of sub-domains to registrants.

Domain Name Server
A general term for a computer hardware or software server, which answers requests to convert domain names into something else. These can be subdivided into authoritative name servers, which store the database for a particular DNS zone; as well as recursive name servers and caching name servers.

Domain Name System (DNS)
The global hierarchical system of domain names. A global distributed database contains the information to perform the domain name conversations, and the most central part of that database, known as the root zone is coordinated by IANA.

Dot or “."
Common way of referring to a specific top-level domain. Dot generally precedes the Top Level domain, such as dot com is written down as “.gop”.

Expiration date
The expiration date determines when the domain registration period ends. In order to avoid downtime for the domain, renewal of the domain at least two weeks before expiration date is strongly encouraged. After the expiration date passes, some registries maintain the record of the domain name under the same owner, however the DNS services are put on hold.

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
A protocol used for electronic communication between a registrar and a registry for provisioning domain names.

Refers to the last portion of the domain name, located after the dot. Domain extension helps determine the registry, to which domain pertains, and allows to accurately classify the domain name.

First Come, First Served (FCFS)
Multiple applications for the same domain name are not accepted. The domain will be awarded to the first registrar who submits a registration request.

File Transfer Protocol does exactly what it says. The standard network protocol allows the transfer of files from one host to another. There are many FTP clients(programs) available, which allow you to connect to your host and transfer your completed content to your hosting provider's space.

Fully-Qualified Domain Mame (FQDN)
A complete domain name including all its components, i.e. "www.icann.org" as opposed to "www".

GAC Principles
A document, formally known as the Principles for the Delegation and Administration of ccTLDs. This document was developed by the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee and documents a set of principles agreed by governments on how ccTLDs should be delegated and run.

General Availability Phase
Domains are awarded on first come first serve basis, granted that the domains are available after the previous phases have concluded.

Generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
A class of top-level domains that are used for general purposes, where ICANN has a strong role in coordination (as opposed to country-code top-level domains, which are managed locally).

Glue Record
An explicit notation of the IP address of a name server, placed in a zone outside of the zone that would ordinarily contain that information. All name servers are in-bailiwick of the Root Zone, therefore glue records is required for all name servers listed there. Also referred to as just "glue".

Hints File
A file stored in DNS software (i.e. recursive name servers) that tells it where the DNS root servers are located.

The name of a computer. Typically the left-most part of a fully-qualified domain name.

HyperText Transfer Protocol serves as the cornerstone protocol for World Wide Web, which allows the transfer of data between clients and servers.

See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

IANA Considerations
A component of RFCs that refer to any work required by IANA to maintain registries for a specific protocol.

IANA Contract
The contract between ICANN and the US Government that governs how various IANA functions are performed.

IANA Staff
See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) is responsible responsible for the coordination of maintenance and methodology of several databases of unique identifiers related to the namespaces of the Internet, and ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.

Internal transfer
Internal transfer refers to a transfer of a domain name within the same registrar. This procedure may be simpler, than starting a domain transfer, which involves 2 different registrars. The internal transfer is possible, after two parties involved in the internal transfer come to an agreement about the terms of the transfer.

Internationalized domain name (IDN)
Internet domain name, which allows the use of a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Arabic, Cyrillic, and Chinese. Adoption of IDN domain names is a significant step towards including non-English speakers into the world of Internet. Internationalized domain name is stored in Domain Name System as ASCII strings, which are transcribed by the use of Punycode.

Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
The oversight body of the IETF, responsible for overall strategic direction of Internet standardization efforts. The IAB works with ICANN on how the IANA protocol parameter registries should be managed. The IAB is an activity of the Internet Society, a non-profit organization.

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
A department of ICANN tasked with providing various Internet coordination functions, primarily those described in a contract between ICANN and the US Government. The functions relate to ensuring globally-unique protocol parameter assignment, including management of the root of the Domain Name System and IP Address Space. ICANN staff within this department is often referred to as "IANA Staff".

Internet Coordination Policy (ICP)
A series of documents created by ICANN between 1999 and 2000 describing management procedures.

Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)
The committee of area experts of the IETF’s areas of work, that acts as its board of management.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
The key Internet standardization forum. The standards developed within the IETF are published as RFCs.

Internet Protocol (IP)
The fundamental protocol that is used to transmit information over the Internet. Data transmitted over the Internet is transmitted using the Internet Protocol, usually in conjunction with a more specialized protocol. Computers are uniquely identified on the Internet using an IP Address.

IP address
A unique identifier for a device on the Internet. The identifier is used to accurately route Internet traffic to that device. IP addresses must be unique on the global Internet.

Internet Protocol version 4. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 32-bit IP addresses.

Internet Protocol version 6. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 128-bit IP addresses.

Landrush Phase
This phase allows you a greater chance to obtain a domain name prior to General Availability, typically for an increased fee. The fee generally varies depending on how early you want to register. Priority is either first-come, first-served or will go to an auction cpr144449003101 if there are multiple applicants, depending on registry rules. A common fee structure that will be in use is the Early Access Program (EAP). Further details on a specific extensions landrush phase can be found under the landrush section for that a particular domain.

Mail exchange (mx) record
MX record determines which server the mail client will be retrieving the mail from. The MX records for individual domains can be set up in the DNS records section of the client's control panel.

New Generic Top Level Domain (New gTLD)
Starting on July 15th, 2013 ICANN has started process of delegating new Generic Top Level Domains, opening up new opportunities for the internet community. New extensions include popular categories like professional domains, IDNs, general interest domains, and brand domain names.

NS record
a type of record in a DNS zone that signifies part of that zone is delegated to a different set of authoritative name servers.

Parent domain
The domain above a domain in the DNS hierarchy. For all top-level domains, the Root Zone is the parent domain. The Root Zone has no parent domain as it is as the top of the hierarchy. Opposite of sub-domain.

Many of the registrars offer a free service of domain parking. This allows the customer to quickly register a domain name, and choose the hosting solution at a later date. Very often the registrar's parking DNS servers allow DNS record modification.

Paid pre-registration allows you to purchase the domain in the General Availability phase, and the domain will be submitted as soon as the General Availability phase opens.

Primary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Primary name server is responsible for storing information about the domain routing and making it available for requests.

PTR record
The representation of a IP address to domain name mapping in the DNS system.

Recursive Name Server
A domain name server configured to perform DNS lookups on behalf of other computers.

The transfer of a delegation from one entity to another. Most commonly used to refer to the redelegation process used for top-level domains.

Redelegation process
A special type of root zone change where there is a significant change involving the transfer of operations of a top-level domain to a new entity.

Redemption Grace Period
Redemption Grace Period(RGP) is a period after the expiration date, in which the domain still belongs to the same client, however the functionality is put on hold. The domain can usually be restored after paying for RGP fee. gTLDs often have a Renewal Period of 30 days before the Redemption Grace Period starts.

Regional Internet Registry (RIR)
A registry responsible for allocation of IP address resources within a particular region.

See Registrant Contact

Registrant Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Registrant contact is the owner of the domain, and is the entity that holds right to use the particular domain name.

Registrar for .gop
An entity that can act on requests from a registrant in making changes in a registry. Usually the registrar is the same entity that operates a registry, although for domain names this role is often split to allow for competition between multiple registrars who offer different levels of support.

Registry GOP Republican .gop
The authoritative record of registrations for a particular set of data. Most often used to refer to domain name registry, but all protocol parameters that IANA maintains are also registries.

Registry Operator for .gop GOP Republican
The entity that runs a registry.

Reverse IP
A method of translating an IP address into a domain name, so-called as it is the opposite of a typical lookup that converts a domain name to an IP address.

A series of Internet engineering documents describing Internet standards, as well as discussion papers, informational memorandums and best practices. Internet standards that are published in an RFC originate from the IETF. The RFC series is published by the RFC Editor.

The highest level of the domain system.

Root Servers
The authoritative name servers for the Root Zone.

Root Zone
The top of the domain name system hierarchy. The root zone contains all of the delegations for top-level domains, as well as the list of root servers, and is managed by IANA.

Root Zone Management (RZM)
The management of the DNS Root Zone by IANA.

RZM Automation
A project to automate many aspects of the Root Zone Management function within IANA. Based on a software tool originally called "eIANA".

Secondary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Secondary server is responsible for copying information from the primary server. The original purpose of secondary server is to take over the requests, if the primary server is down. Some of the registries no longer put an emphasis on which server is primary or secondary, but many international registries still use the old standard.

Sponsoring organization
The entity acting as the trustee of a top-level domain on behalf of its designated community.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographivc protocol, which is designed to provide communication security over internet. The data entered on the websites, using SSL, is encrypted, thus making it less susceptible to data theft.

In the domain hierarchy, or structure, subdomain is a domain, which is a part of a larger domain. For example, "www.icann.org" is a sub-domain of "icann.org", and "icann.org" is a sub-domain of "org". Subdomains can generally be setup through a DNS server management utility as A records or CNAME records.

Sunrise Phase
A phase in which holders of eligible trademarks have the opportunity to apply and register domain names that correspond to their trademarks. To participate in Sunrise for new gTLDs, trademark holders must validate their trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) first and must provide a valid Signed Mark Data (SMD) file for submission.

Technical Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Technical contact is intended to assist the Registrant(owner) contact in any queries that pertain to the technical aspects of managing the domain name.

Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)
The central database of verified trademarks that was created by ICANN to provide brand protection to trademark holders during ICANN’s new gTLD program. Its' a centralized database of verified trademarks, that is connected to each and every new Top Level Domain (TLD) that will launch.

Top-level domain (TLD)
The highest level of subdivisions with the domain name system. These domains, such as ".gop" and ".uk" are delegated from the DNS Root zone. They are generally divided into two distinct categories, generic top-level domains and country-code top-level domains.

Most commonly, the term transfer refers to a inter-registrar transfer of registrations. The procedure of the tranfer will largely depend on the TLD, and is most commonly completed by requesting an authorization code from the current registrar and initiating the transfer at another registrar.

Trust anchor
A known good cryptographic certificate that can be used to validate a chain of trust. Trust anchor repository (TAR) Any repository of public keys that can be used as trust anchors for validating chains of trust. See Interim Trust Anchor Repository (ITAR) for one such repository for top-level domain operators using DNSSEC.

An entity entrusted with the operations of an Internet resource for the benefit of the wider community. In IANA circles, usually in reference to the sponsoring organization of a top-level domain.

The Unicode representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is shown to the end-user. Contrast with A-label.

A standard describing a repertoire of characters used to represent most of the worlds languages in written form. Unicode is the basis for internationalized domain names.

Uniform resource locator (URL)
Uniform Resource Locator(URL), commonly known as web address, is an address to a resource on the internet. The URL consists of two components: Protocol Identifier(i.e. http, https) and the Resource name(i.e. icann.org)

Unsponsored top-level domain
A sub-classification of generic top-level domain, where there is no formal community of interest. Unsponsored top-level domains(.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.) are administered according to the policies and processes established by ICANN.

URL Forwarding
URL Forwarding or URL redirection refers to the most common type of forwarding offered by domain registrars. Forwarding occurs when all pages from one domain are redirected to another domain.

A standard used for transmitting Unicode characters.

In the context of internationalized domain names, an alternative domain name that can be registered, or mean the same thing, because some of its characters can be registered in multiple different ways due to the way the language works. Depending on registry policy, variants may be registered together in one block called a variant bundle. For example, "internationalise" and "internationalize" may be considered variants in English.

Variant bundle
A collection of multiple domain names that are grouped together because some of the characters are considered variants of the others.

Variant table
A type of IDN table that describes the variants for a particular language or script. For example, a variant table may map Simplified Chinese characters to Traditional Chinese characters for the purpose of constructing a variant bundle.

Web host (Hosting Provider)
Web host is a type of an Internet service, which allows users to host content and/or email services by providing hosting space. Most often the hosting providers include control panels and tools for building a website and maintaining mail records.

A simple plain text-based protocol for looking up registration data within a registry. Typically used for domain name registries and IP address registries to find out who has registered a particular resource. (Usage note: not "Whois" or "whois")

WHOIS database
Used to refer to parts of a registry’s database that are made public using the WHOIS protocol, or via similar mechanisms using other protocols (such as web pages, or IRIS). Most commonly used to refer to a domain name registry’s public database.

WHOIS gateway
An interface, usually a web-based form, that will perform a look-up to a WHOIS server. This allows one to find WHOIS information without needing a specialized computer program that speaks the WHOIS protocol.

WHOIS server
A system running on port number 43 that accepts queries using the WHOIS protocol.

Wire format
The format of data when it is transmitted over the Internet (i.e. "over the wire"). For example, an A-label is the wire format of an internationalized domain name; and UTF-8 is a possible wire format of Unicode.

A machine-readable file format for storing structured data. Used to represent web pages (in a subset called HTML) etc. Used by IANA for storing protocol parameter registries.

Zone (DNS Records)
The zone file, also know as the DNS records is a vital component of DNS system, which contains various DNS records, which point to the location of content and email servers for each individual domain. Editing zone is made possible in the client's control panel.

Signed Mark Data (SMD)
A Signed Mark Data (SMD) is file that will allow you to register domain names during the sunrise period of new gTLD’s and request other services. It validates that you trademark has been verified within the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

Trademark Claims
The trademark claims period extends for 90 days after the close of the Sunrise period. During the Claims period, anyone attempting to register a domain name matching a trademark that is recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse will receive a notification displaying the relevant mark information. If the notified party goes and ahead and registers the domain name the Trademark Clearinghouse will send a notice to those trademark holders with matching records in the Clearinghouse, informing them that someone has registered the domain name.

Renew Your .gop

Renewing your .gop domain is easy if you are already registered with Bluesit.com. You can renew your GOP Republican domain name at the current rates, and you can extend the life of your domain.

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Is there a grace period for renewal of my .gop domain name?

Grace period is 30 days. You can renew your .gop domain for 30 days after expiration.  .gop does not have a grace period, it must be renewed by it's expiration.

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Auto Renew helps protect you from losing your GOP Republican .gop domain name registration. If your .gop domain name registration is set to Auto Renew, your account will be automatically charged approximately sixty (60) to ninety (90) days prior to the end of your term period. If Auto Renew is not set up in your account, you will need to renew your GOP Republican .gop domain name registration through Account Manager.

How to renew a GOP Republican .gop domain name?

Login in your Account. Select your GOP Republican .gop Domain name and push the button "Renew". You can also select "Auto Renew". The current Domain Renew will be displayed. Please select "Change Auto Renew Settings" and set this on Auto Renew.

Make sure your credit card information is current. Please note Only Account Holders/Primary Contacts and Account Administrative Contacts on the account can purchase or renew services for your .gop domain name. Account Technical Contacts on the account cannot purchase or renew services.

Is there a redemption period for GOP Republican .gop domain names?

Redemption period lasts days after grace period. You can renew your .gop domain for additional fee. (Please contact customer service for restore fee).

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How does the transfer process work?

Your current registrar will provide you with an authorization code (sometimes called a "Transfer Key" or an "EPP Key").

Using this key we can transfer your domain to us. Once the transfer process has begun the Administrative or Registrant contact of your domain will receive an email from us requesting authorization for the transfer. Once authorization has been given it will take up to 5 days before the domain transfer has been completed. Please be sure that you can receive emails for the Administrative and Registrant contacts for this domain!

NOTE: Some registries do not participate in the authorization code process or transfers may be manual. If your domain does not have an auth code for transfer, please contact us and we will assist you in the transfer process. Bluesit.com can assist with all transfers no matter what extension you have.

What is an Authorization Code?

An authorization code is a number that is used to transfer domain names between registrars. It is used to ensure that you are the current domain holder.

How do I find my Authorization Code?

You will need to get this code from your current registrar. Go to the website of the company that currently holds your domain and request the authorization code from them.

Policy on Transfer of Registrations between Registrars

This Policy was modified by ICANN’s Board of Directors on 7 November 2008 with an Effective Date of 15 March 2009. See modified version of Policy.

A .gop domain must also have been registered for more than 60 days before you are allowed to transfer registrars. If, however, your domain happens to be involved in a legal dispute or if you are facing bankruptcy then the transfer of a domain name will not take effect.

  1. Ensure a valid email address for the administrative contact (admin) of your .gop domain name in the Whois database. Both registrars use this email address to send you important information about the transfer. If it is invalid, contact your current registrar to update it.
  2. Unlock your .gop domain name at your current registrar.
  3. Get an authorization code (also known as an EPP code or transfer key) from your current .registrar, if required. Some domain name extensions, primarily country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs), do not require an authorization code.
  4. Authorize the transfer for .gop Domain Name

Your .gop domain transfer of your domain name generally takes at least ten working days to complete - this can be shorter or longer depending on the registrar you choose. The cost of transfer will also vary depending on the registrar. Some registrars may be more willing than others to work out a package deal for you. For example, they might offer to provide you with free domain transfer service if you agree to register your domain with them for a period of more than a year. Again, the deal you score will depend on the registrar and on the amount of time you put into finding a package that is most suited to your needs.