Yes sir! however you might want to make sure and wait for another member to confirm it as I am on the fence. Better yet, why don't you email the 123 reg guys because they can answer your 123 reg question better...
That is a good question which I don't have a specific answer to. The site will be English language so the target would be English speaking populations..
I will not be directly selling anything. Honestly the idea is still banging around in my head. Right now I am thinking about providing cultural, geographical and historical overviews of each of the 30+ nations and maybe cover a limited number of travel/tourism highlights. Maybe a forum and invite people to share their experiences. An open blog thing (think I will use Drupal). If I use Drupal it will mean spending lots of time coming up with a good theme..
Monetize with adverts and affiliate links. Actually the bottom line is try to develop a property which hopefully might be sold at some point..
Real bottom line is I want to try something new. I like the challenge. Where else can one try to build something like this on such a limited budget..
BTW everyone is confirming my thoughts. I feared thet people would consider.
The er in traveler a killer. It does flow well with the .info. Time will tell if I can make it work..
But then again I may decide I bit off more than I can chew (unlikely unless I run out of $$$)..
Oh yes thanks for the input...
You may want to look for some better names heres a few I found that were unregged.
Develop asiatraveler.info as the main site, then have it translated to Hindi by a cheap translation service in India and set up the translated pages at asiatravel.co.in using the same theme and platform..
I'd say AsiaTraveller.info..
But then again you can get both and put similar (not same) content on both using different Ad streams..
Say for one put Adsense, CB (travel ebooks) and Amazon and for the other YPN(if you have it), CJ (they have good travel affiliates) and eBay..
In a few months you should be able to see which ads do best for your niche..
I find it a good way to determine what ad streams I should use for a specific niche, instead of dumping all the ads in one site or having to keep rotating the ads around on one site...
Interesting idea especially since my content writer may be from India. I am having content written for another site being written by them now..
First things first though..
BTW for this project all content will be original except for things like geographical information and such taken from public HostGator sources...
I think americans generally distrust HostGator that they won't recognize. so the .info definitely gains my vote for that. I was interested to hear that they're used a lot in India, didn't know that...
The main tourist magazine in Nepal (in English) is named Nepal Travel.
Of course I don't know why they chose that rather than -Travel, or if it was Nepali or English speakers who made the decision, but they surely had the choice..
I imagine you are, or soon will be familiar with LonelyPlanet.com..
A most fascinating, friendly, and cheap region to travel, IMHO, not that I have seen that much of it. I mostly hang in Kathmandu when I am over there...
Lonely Planet looks interesting cool use of the name..
The Nepal statement sent me on a registration(45 ...traveler.info) binge. Have no idea if I'll use any of them or not but at $1.21 a whack why not. Is interesting that the ones taken were Azerbaijan , Georgia, Russia and Vietnam but also available were Macau, Hong Kong and Dubai. I wonder how many rejection slips I will get trying to park them anywhere besides ND...
AsiaTraveler.info would work the best. It has a shorter HostGator and a better one...
Lonely Planet was started by a backpacking couple who wrote about how to travel with very little money and see the stuff the regular tourists miss. For a while their guides were the only ones you saw in people's gear. If you want to know what it really is like in just about any country - including those tiny island countries that CC devotees are always finding, then read their guides..
Best thing about a travel 123 reg website - or a flock of them - is that you can deduct your research from your income for taxes...
I suggest you to find another name ending with .com.
But AsiaTraveler.info is better if you have 2 options..
....then avoid all the places mentioned in the guides if you want the real experience. Lonely Planet is a huge business, and while it was great in the early days, now if you follow the guides, you will find flocks of other travelers with LonelyPlanet guidebooks in their pockets visiting the same places, which have by then usually spawned tourist shops and the like.....
I agree that Nepal is great. I went for a 1-mo hiking trip there around Khumbu area in 95, one of the best trips of my life. Fine people..
Back to topic..
Do you think Google will make any difference between "Traveler" and "Traveller"? The Brits are very big on Asian travel...a huge target audience for any travel site. I'd say probably bigger than the American target population when it comes to travel in Asia. I don't know if spelling will affect your rankings or not, but for type-ins it might. Might lose some traffic to asiatraveller.info..
Would it be better to use an unambigous name?.
And I also agree, if you can find a passable dotcom it might be better....
For the dot comers out there. Yes it is almost king (original content does rule) and I even type the com when I damn well know better. I really don't expect generic typein traffic in these instances. It would be nice to have the .com but that isn't a reasonable option. But, I am a fan of the info extension and have some fairly successful sites running. The travel.
Works well with that extension..
This was not an idea looking for a name but the other way around. The names were sitting and I just thought why not try developing...