the .travel Top Level Domain
On May 5, 2005, Tralliance signed a contract with ICANN to operate the .travel TLD, which is exclusively reserved for the travel industry.
The .travel Registry’s operating procedures and policies for the .travel TLD will differentiate it from all other TLDs on the Internet, and offer unique value to the travel industry and its consumers. .travel is restricted to applicants whose eligibility has been authenticated by independent third parties, including industry associations. Eligibility will be checked for every applicant, based on data provided by them and this data will be subject to annual updates.
The .travel TLD will be the online community of the travel and tourism industry, and Tralliance plans to expand and strengthen that community through on-going recruitment of members for The Travel Partnership Corporation and through broad-based programs of involvement of the community in sponsored TLD policy and development.
“Authentication” and www.search.travel will be the first value-added services from the .travel Registry, demonstrating Tralliance’s technology leadership.
The aim of a sponsored TLD is enhancement of a defined community on the Internet. Tralliance plans to deliver an array of new products and services, building on its unique industry authentication and industry directory services, to support brand and identity growth, e-commerce, and domain name value and flexibility.