Travel and tourism companies can now apply for .travel domains. EnCirca, the company granted the right to administer the domains, is accepting applications, and the domains will go into effect as a limited launch on October 1, 2005.
Who can get this domain? According to the registrar, travel agents, hotels and resorts, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, camp facility operators, bus and coach operators, tour operators, conventions and visitors bureaus, theme parks, ferries, airlines, car rental companies, cruise lines, and national tourism offices are eligible.
Who should get this domain? While .com and other, older, primary domains continue to be dominant on the web, it is affordable and good business to obtain the .travel extension for your website domain.
Should this domain take off, it will give you step up on competitors who don't apply. And it is also a strong defensive move so that others cannot snag your .travel domain.
Have you already registered for your .travel domain? What were your reasons? Let me know!