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January 13, 2009; 09:07 AM

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Domain history has been made with the acquisition of the domain name for an extraordinary $3.3 million in cash. The sale puts in the top 10 most expensive domain names sold in internet history. According to sources within the company, the deal closed in the 3rd quarter of 2008.

This sale sets record history for the highest amount paid on the secondary market for a .travel domain name. claims to have a network of over 20,000 travel help desks, concierge services, tour guides, and travel information desks in every major and smaller travel destination across the world. They seriously get all of your travel questions answered and point you in the right direction. If they don’t have the question on file, they route it to the appropriate specialist in the destination city/country and have the answer emailed directly to the user within 1 to 3 business days. This site is a dream for all travelers. Questions as simple as “Can I travel to Mexico from Canada with a Felony on my record” to “At what times can I see blue dolphins in the island of San Marquez”, anything at all travel related is answered by

The site also offers comparison travel where you can search all of the major travel sites on one screen with a click. is one site to keep in your favorites list!

The .travel registry started in 2004 and has been growing rapidly ever since. They claim that all Travel & Tourism offices of all cities and states in the US and Ministries of Tourism in foreign countries will have their .travel domain names such as and registered and operational by 2011. The .travel domain name may become very popular in a short period of time, however it is obvious by this acquisition that single worded concise domain names will always command top tier valuations even if it’s not .com.

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