December 21, 2006; 07:56 AM
Official Registrar for .travel, announces an expiration
reminder for .travel place names. The vision of .travel is
to provide the first centralized, global online directory
and search portal to help consumers precisely identify
providers of travel products and services.
".travel is the only internet top-level domain name that
reserves place names to be claimed by government bodies.
But unclaimed .travel place names are expected to become
released in 2007," says Tom Barrett, President of EnCirca.
"Famous destinations are the intellectual property of
national governments. This is their opportunity to claim
their famous destinations in the .travel domain."
As an Official Travel Registrar, EnCirca offers an expedited
registration service for all qualifying government agencies
and Destination Management organizations (DMO's), including
processing orders by purchase order with deferred payment in
2007. EnCirca staff will continue processing last-minute
.travel orders throughout the year-end holidays.
In cooperation with the United Nations' World Tourism
Organization (UNWTO), Tralliance, the .travel registry, has
reserved over six million place names for .travel. Through
the registry's Nation's Priority Right, government
authorities have until December 31, 2006 to claim place
names that correspond to cities, towns, heritage sites,
pilgrim centers, sacred sites, national parks/preserves, and
any other geographic location located in their region.
Thousands of place and destination names ranging from small
cities to countries to landmarks have already been
registered. Some examples include: egypt.travel,
miami.travel, utah.travel, boston.travel, and many more.
Many cities and places are also entitled to register
"derivatives" of their .travel domain names, such as:
santamonicabeaches.travel, denverhotels.travel and many
Governments may claim their place names by sending email at:
[email protected] Once approved, you then go to
http://www.encirca.com to register the selected .travel
EnCirca (www.encirca.com) is the Official Travel Registrar for many national
governments and Destination Management organizations (DMO's)
around the world. EnCirca has partnered with the world's
largest travel and tourism associations in offering .travel
domain names to the travel and tourism industry. EnCirca
was formed in 2001 and is accredited by Tralliance and the
Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).