“Republican” is a term often associated with the American Republican Party, but it has a more general significance, stemming back from the Roman republic empire. Any individual belonging to, or favoring, a republic-style of government is a republican. Therefore, the .REPUBLICAN domain extension serves a broad array of individuals, parties, governments, student governments, newspapers, and organizations, that identify as republican and wish to help define and develop the republican community online.
There is no specific procedure related to the registration of a domain name.
.republican domain names are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.