The domain name .travel is a top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Its name suggests the intended and restricted use by travel agents, airlines, bed and breakfast operators, tourism bureaus, and others in the travel industry.
It is sponsored by Tralliance Registry Management Company (TRMC). Registrations are processed via accredited registrars.
The official launch began in October 2005, with a screening process to determine eligibility to register domains in each of three monthly groups for October, November and December. Open registrations began in January 2006. Governments were given priority registration for geographic place names from July 2005 to December 21, 2007.
A 2006 proposal that a wildcard DNS record point all unused *.travel domains to Tralliance's search.travel site was rejected by ICANN due to technical considerations.
By 2007, there were only twenty-five thousand .travel domains registered and Tralliance parent company TheGlobe.com was in financial trouble;. travel founder Ron Andruff was pushed out of the company in July 2007 and a domain bulk purchase programme instituted in December 2007.
By 2008 there were thirty thousand registrations. Tralliance was taken private by selling it to a Registry Management Company owned by insiders Mike Egan (owner and chairman of TheGlobe.com) and Ed Cespedes (the president of Tralliance) in February 2008, leaving TheGlobe.com as a mostly-hollow shell whose continuing claim on 10% of .travel's net revenue is its sole remaining asset. Egan and Cespedes then created LabiGroup, a company which they used to acquire two hundred thousand .travel domains themselves to help build working destinations.
Registration is open to people, organizations, associations, and private, governmental and non-governmental agencies in the travel and tourism industry.
A .travel domain identifies the owner as a travel-related organisation or business. An applicant for a .travel domain name must apply for a Unique Identification Number (UIN) which, in theory, establishes the applicant provides legitimate travel and tourism services and products which fall into one of the twenty-one Travel Industry Segments set out by Tralliance: Airlines, Attractions/Theme Parks, Bed & Breakfast Houses, Bus/Taxi/Limousine Operators, Camp Facility Operators, Vehicle Rental Companies/Airport Specialty Car Park Companies, Computer Reservation/Travel Technology Provider, Convention & Visitor’s Bureaus, Cruise Lines, Ferries, Hotels/Resorts/Casinos, National Tourism Offices, Passenger Rail Lines, Restaurants, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Media, Travel Consumer and Market Research Organizations, Travel Insurance, Travel Training Institutes.
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