Politico.com just covered the .Gop new gTLD which is being run by the Republican State Leadership Committee, a group that focuses on electing Republicans to state-level offices (RSLC)
“At the RSLC, we do pride ourselves on trying to look a little further down the road and take a longer view of things,” Chairman Ed Gillespie said in an interview, citing work the committee already does to recruit local candidates who may rise into the ranks of the national party one day. “I think we’re well positioned for that.”
And the committee is developing a process to screen out mischief-makers who don’t actually represent Republican groups or candidates.
“We don’t want people who are actually interested in harming the Republican Party [to get] a .gop, or people who espouse views that are antithetical to the party, or contrary to the United States for that matter, or offensive in terms of how they would operate it. So yeah, there is an element of control here.