I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably could assist you..
My Aunt is a travel/tour agent in Texas. She would love to have that name..
Personally, I would go for - Space.travel.
Hmmm... it does look very long though huh? A bit unnatural...
Hey, just kidding, any extension is a gamble. Anything to do with travel is always good!! Good luck. Thanks for the tip..
I dont think there is a bright future for this extension..
Travel will be out of to many people's price range..
O no another set disaster, I dont see any use in .travel, it's lng and it doesnt ping in anyones head..
I wonder if the dot travel registry is going to take advantage of the "typo's" they will surely get when people "type-in" dot travel names... i.e... texas.ttravel and travel.traavel..
If .travel isnt available to the general public it will definetley not be a popular extension..
It really depends on how well the Registry is able to protect the integrity of that protected namespace..
If the general public sees that .travel domains are really relevant and authoritative guides and transactional points for the travel industry, then sure, this extension will fly..
If so, this new sTLD will really help promote the existence of new namespace..
The open-for-all .COM namespace has become literally useless as a navigation address, except to pointless, low quality and irrelevant paid links so characteristic of the blood sucking and fraud infested PPC model...
.pro ain't poop.
Pro is for pro's he he..
Yeah mole is right and don't forget you can buy typos from the beggining(space.travle is cool!) like spaec.travel and such I have also thinke dyou can buy country names in various languages like.
I hear ya' mole. But the free-for-all nature of the .COM and other namespaces helps to spread the wealth around. Imagine if .COM names could only be bought by corporations and companies that have been federally or locally registered in the offline world? Free-for-all: that's the American way. Let the players and the market run hog-wild and free! If restrictions/rules are needed, put 'em in place when necessary..
As always, IMO..
That's exaclty why I don't like it. FYI:.
My Internet is the hog-wild Internet. Yeeeeeehaaaww!.
I'm not suggesting that FFA is bad, unlike some people who think that everything else apart from .COM is bad..
The point is that you need to lose some in order to win some. You cannot 'speculate' on sponsored extensions like .TRAVEL and .MOBI, but you sure can do something about .INFO, .BIZ and ccTLDs like .US, .CN, .IN....
We need extensions that can champion meaning and relevance to the hillbillies, and show why .COM isn't all it is cut out to be. I think people like the Germans knew that a long, long time ago, with 9m .DEs boxed down..
This is NOT a .COM world, the communist theologies of Maxism/Maoism are dead and disfavored. Time to smell the flowers...
Look at .PRO. Supposed to be a utopia for "professionals" right? How's that going?.
Like Bolshevism, These restricted TLD's are great in theory, but simply don't work in practice..
Let the extensions roam free and vie for survival. The best TLD's will become the most valuable, and those who can afford the hottest keyword TLD's shall have them, and they will use their deep pockets to put up high quality websites. The weaker TLD's shalll wither and die, and that's OK: they aren't living creatures, after all. They'll be plenty of other great keyword names for the rest of us with modest budgets to register..
Allow me to expatiate further..
Let's say that a shoddy travel agent is able to secure the name safari.travel. He buys the name, having provided proof that he is indeed a licensed travel agent, and he puts up a website. But he doesn't put any effort into the project, and ends up putting up a VERY crappy site. Safari.travel is obviously a fantastic name, but it's wasted on a lousy owner..
So, where will the traffic go? To the crappy safari.travel site, or to sites like lionsafari.com? I think we all know the answer..
As always, IMO..
I understand the .TRAVEL registry is giving first priority to those with legitimate (read, most able) interests in this extension. Of course, it won't stop anyone of us here to get our licensed travel agent buddies to apply on our behalf..
That will happen. Shell arrangements are common..
However, if the name is offered for sale like some mange infested monkey in the wet markets of Bangkok, or slaved to the putrid PPC wasteland, the million dollar question is what will the registry do about it?.
Confiscate the name and give it a better home? Or let the feather tarring .COM mob to scream "SEE I TOLD YOU SO!!. COM IS THE BEST!!".
But between the devil and the deep blue sea, which would we rather have? An extension riddled by speculative maggots and stinking the pot for the viability of new namespacedom? Or an extension that, at the very least, has some policing, and the full backing (read, trouble-making snitchers) of one industry?.
For new namespace health mid- to long- term, I think we all know the answer...
It looks cool - but I've got enough long HostGator names without adding a 6 letter extension to the end of any.
- Just my opinion ......
Ahhh mole...your vivid imagery is putting me off the chili I'm trying to eat here!.
I think we can agree that it will be interesting to see how the most coveted .TRAVEL names will be used. Perhaps all the hot names will just become pointers to huge, established travel related sites; maybe .TRAVEL will become the "pointer TLD.".
I wish the TLD all the best. If the industry really wants to make the TLD work, they're going to have to spend tons on promotion, as many casual Internet users won't intuitively accept the idea of a 6 letter extension, IMO..
What's next? .TOURISM? .GAMBLING? .XENOTRANSPLANTATION?!.
As always, IMO..
I bet 3 letters would go for a pretty penny..
I think it will be good when all the good names are taken.
And such it wont be that great..
I dont really like the look of .travel Its just soooo longggggggg! and the domains dont roll off the tongue like the rest of the HostGator extensions already out there.
LOL how about hell.travel , seriously .travel is pretty long HostGator extension...
It just doesnt GO with anything:.
THEY JUST DONT SOUND RIGHT OR GO WITH ANYTHING!! The company that run the .travel domains have got the best one,.
I dont even think that the country names go with the .travel extension.
They sound awful! The should have brought out the extension .GO that would sound better... or not made the .travel in the 1st place.
The sound nice guys! Why ar eyou talking about?.
Www dot greece dot travel.
They aren't so bad..
How about these domains.
I got a good one I want so if I can afford it I will buy it..
Who is eligible to register a .travel name?.
Any business, organization or individual whose primary activity is within one of eighteen business sectors of the travel industry is eligible to register a name..
What are the eighteen industry sectors?.
Bed & Breakfast Houses.
Camp Facility Operators.
Car Rental Companies.
Computer Reservation/Travel Technology Provider.
Convention & Visitor's Bureaus.
National Tourism Offices.
Passenger Rail Lines.
Travel-Consumer and Market Research Organizations.
Can I register any name I want?.
No. You can only register a name that is publicly used by, or associated with, your organization. The names that can be registered are:.
Incorporation (legal) Name/Partnership Name/Individual Name.
Doing Business As; Trade Name; or; Usual Business Name; or Usual Business.
Name as used in a URL.
Club or Association Name.
Acronym (Acronyms must be only the first letter of the primary words of the name, not including words such as: the (unless the first word of the name), and, as, of, &, or. Contractions or short forms of words , such as “Chas” for “Charles” or “Bros” for “Brothers” are not permitted as acronyms...