The GOP likes turtles.

The Republicans, ever the trendsetters online, are now selling .gop domain names to the general public. Presumably, they were hoping to recreate the thrill and excitement we all remembered so well from the rollout of .biz, .us, and .xxx.  As Will Martinez, vice president of sales and marketing at .GOP told the Wall Street Journal, “It creates that connection between a teenager trying to start a blog, all the way to a college group to candidates." Totally. All that will have to wait until .gop gets up and running, however, because today the domain belongs to snarky people on the Internet who are searching and in some case registering addresses that most loyal netizens of the .gop domain would find very distasteful. 

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Would have been a popular site in 2008. (via Good Ass .GOP Domains)

Sources: Gawker | Matt Binder | Good Ass .GOP Domains | Join.gop