Travel Weekly, “Interest is growing in dot-travel domain names”
Tralliance President Ed Cespedes and aides have been on a global road show in Europe and Central America for the past few weeks and say interest in the dot-travel online domain is picking up.
“We have been getting a nice reception everywhere,” Cespedes said. “The key difference now is that we are hitting an inflection point with dot-com. It is as real a factor for us as anything else.
“The Web is running out of dot-com names, with some 75 million names already outstanding. As of right now, all four-digit number and letter combinations are gone, and all five-digit may be gone soon.”
He said that while some businesses are shopping for domain names on the secondary markets, prices there are high.
The registrar of the dot-travel domain is also finding other factors encouraging. Cespedes said that while there has not been a wholesale jump in the number of dot-travel domain names (bulk sales have not yet proven popular), sites are up and running under the new Tralliance policies that set a deadline for buyers of new domains to post relevant material. That policy is stimulating new interest in corporate opportunities, he said.