.travel Domain General FAQ


What name can I register?

The .travel TLD is intended to serve the global travel community. .travel is restricted to people, organizations, associations, and private, governmental and non-governmental agencies who are significant participants in the travel and tourism industry. The registrants are limited to the industry types set out in the table below, which may be extended.

  1. Airlines
  2. Attractions/Theme Parks
  3. Bed & Breakfast Houses
  4. Bus/Taxi/Limousine Operators
  5. Camp Facility Operators
  6. Vehicle Rental Companies/Airport Specialty Car Park Companies
  7. Computer Reservation/Travel Technology Provider
  8. Convention & Visitor's Bureaus
  9. Cruise Lines
  10. Ferries
  11. Hotels/Resorts/Casinos
  12. National Tourism Offices
  13. Passenger Rail Lines
  14. Restaurants
  15. Tour Operators
  16. Travel Agents
  17. Travel Media

There are two types of .travel Name selection policies:

  • Name selection restrictions that flow from ICANN policies and contracts; and
  • Name selection restrictions that flow cpr144449003101 solely from the Registry’s delegated authority

Two-character names are initially reserved, apart from two-character names used by the airline industry. The Registry will seek approval for the use of such two-character names othe same basis as such use was permitted for the .aero TLD. Permission from the appropriate government and country code manager or the ISO 3166 maintenance agency is required for registration of these names in .travel.

Country names are not available for registration as second-level names according to the Registry’s contract with ICANN, the Registry will permit limited registration within the term of the policy.

Registerable Names

No Limitation—Any applicant that is eligible under section 2.1 will be entitled to register any domain name that is not registered at the time of their registration submission through an approved registrar.

No Limitation in Number—Registrants are not limited in the number of names they may register.

Registrant Representations—The registration application and registrant agreement will contain positive representations from the registrant that they are entitled to the name(s) they are or have registered. Breach of such representation will allow the Registry to revoke ineligible names at any time.

Use Restictions—The Registry has the discretion to develop restrictions on use of any domain name, such restrictions to apply to any name registration that occurs after such restrictions come into effect. Restrictions may include, but are not limited to, a requirement to develop a website that uses the registered name, to ensure that each registered name resolves to a working website, or to ensure that each website using a registered domain name, orredirected from a registered domain name presents content related to the registered .travel domain name.

The Registry has defined a use policy pursuant to the discretion granted to it by TTPC.

Effective December 21, 2007, each such domain name must, within one year following the date of registration, and thereafter throughout the term of the domain name, be used as thedomain name for a website displaying travel content relevant to the domain name, or in suchother manner (such as email) that the Registry may approve after review. Domain namesused as contemplated above may resolve directly to the relevant website or be forwarded orredirected to another domain name displaying travel content relevant to the domain name.

The .travel Registry will, from time to time, conduct continuing or recurring audits of domainnames registered on or after December 21, 2007 to ensure continued compliance with theserequirements. Failure to comply will result in a notice providing 60-days to comply. Non-compliance following such a notice period may result in revocation of the relevant domainname, at the discretion of the Registry.

Equivalent Rights—The Registry will accept any registration applications on a “first-come, first-served” basis. In the event an application does not meet the requirements of the Registry Policies, then such .travel domain names will remain in the general pool of available names.

Names Including the String “travel”—Where the applicant’s held or used names include a name including the word “travel” in any position (e.g. ABC Travel, or ABC XYZ Travel, or Travel ABC), the Registry will accept registration of a name in which the string “travel” is formed at the first level and the remainder of the name is formed at the second level (e.g. ABC Travel may register the name “ABC.travel”, subject to limitations that may be placed on the string at the second level as a result of the Registry’s policy on ICANN Names, Industry Names, Country Names and Place Names.

Multipart Names
The Registry will accept registrations of multipart names only where such parts are separated by a hyphen in the correct location (e.g. AAA-BBBB.travel). Names in the form AaaBbb.travel are not considered multipart names and no restrictions apply.

Country Names
The Registry will reserve country names. Such names will be posted in its reserved word list which will be available to any applicant on the Registry website.. Country Names, such names will only be made available in a manner consistent with ICANN and other applicable policies at the time.

Industry Names
Effective December 19, 2008 the Registry may from time to time release any and all Industry Names then on reserve and the Registry has the discretion to either register in the name of the Registry any names found on the Industry Names reserved list and use such name registrations, or to offer such Industry Names for general registration.

Third-level Names
All registrants will have the right to use any name at the third level, where they hold the right to the second level name (e.g. where AAA.travel is held, the registrant will be entitled to use BBB.AAA.travel, CCC.AAA.travel etc.) Such third level uses are not managed or supported by the Registry.

Registrants are not entitled to sell or allocate third level names to entities that are not owned or controlled by the registrant. For example, a travel association is not entitled to allocate third level names to its members.