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.travel (A new exclusive industry space on the Internet) Overview. For your information:
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(A new exclusive industry space on the Internet)
While the .travel application was filed with ICANN, on March 12th, 2004, there is no guarantee that the .travel sTLD will be awarded if it does not meet the criteria established in the sTLD RFP. Selections are anticipated on or before August 2004.
What is it going to mean for the travel industry?
What is it going to mean for you?
(Top Level Domains)
* other than being a country-code domain
Clothing / Textiles
5%oftotal global economic output…
10%of all international trade…
28.5%ofall online transactions…
…this means there will beover one billion Internet usersas early as 2005…
…travel accounts for the most searches of all other industries with over168,000,000….
Overture / March 2003
IT / Computing
Health / Beauty
Apparel / Jewelry
Electronics / Appliances
NUMBER OF INTERNET SEARCHES
.travelgives all travel and tourism entities their enhanced share of the projected 2005 online travel purchases of $150,000,000,000
...every .travel registrant will have a listing in the .travel Directory, which isdesigned to match buyers and sellersof travel, tourism, or travel-related products or services
…the .travel Directory will be a global online source of travel data organized according to a travel and tourism taxonomy, supported by a world leader in cataloguing and directories
.travel Trust Factor
…ALL .travel registrants will be authenticated, therefore ALL Internet users will be able to rely on .travel domain names as sites they canTRUSTthereby enhancing e-commerce transactions.
The Travel Partnership Corporation Board of Directors
Jean-Claude Baumgarten (Chairman) WTTC
Alain-Philippe Feutre / IH&RA
Bill Maloney / ASTA
Birger Backman / UFTAA
Kevin Dobby / IATA
Michael Crye / ICCL
Michael Gehrisch / IACVB
Peter de Jong / PATA
Tom Jenkins / ETOA
Tanya Abrahamse / TBCSA
March 2004: .travelapplication submitted to ICANN
April: Public Comment Period
July: Independent Evaluation Period Ends
August: Contract Period (with ICANN)
October: Start-up Period
January 2005: Open Registration
[insert name of your association] Timeline for .travel
Summer 2004: (1).travel Data Authentication Forms to be sent out to our association members to fill in
(2) IH&RA will forward the authenticated data to Tralliance, at which time each .travel registrant will receive a Unique Identifying Number (UIN)
Autumn 2004: (3) IH&RAwill notify our .travel registrants when the .travel Start-up Period begins
The Travel Partnership Corporation:www.ttpc.org
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS