|TLD type||Sponsored top-level domain|
|Registry||Tralliance Registry Management Company|
|Sponsor||The Travel Partnership Corporation|
|Intended use||Travel industry|
|Actual use||Roughly 200,000 travel-related sites are up in this domain as of 2009|
|Registration restrictions||Registrants must be approved as being in the applicable community before registering domains|
|Structure||Direct second-level registrations will be allowed; sale of third-level domains within a registered domain is expressly prohibited|
|Documents||ICANN New sTLD RFP Application; ICANN Sponsorship Agreement; IANA delegation report|
|Dispute policies||UDRP, Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution Procedure (CEDRP)|
The domain name travel is a top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Its name suggests the intended and restricted use by travel agents, airlines, bed and breakfast operators, tourism bureaus, and others in the travel industry.
The official launch began in October 2005, with a screening process to determine eligibility to register domains in each of three monthly groups for October, November, and December. Open registrations began in January 2006.
Since its launch the travel domain has witnessed worldwide usage and recognition. Numerous travel destination, associations, and individuals have implemented resources in the domain as their main promotional vehicle.
Registrations are processed via accredited registrars.
A .travel domain identifies the owner as a travel-related organisation or business. This allows for shorter URLs and helps travel companies with more obscure names to be recognised as part of the travel industry. Many destinations and countries have adopted .travel domains a tourism boards, to great success.
Tralliance investigates and verifies each application for ownership of a .travel domain. The application will be rejected if it does not belong to a travel-related business. This means that only legitimate travel businesses can own a .travel domain.
Before you can own a .travel domain name you must apply for a Unique Identification Number (UIN). The requirements for this application are that you provide legitimate travel and tourism services and products as well as falling into at least 1 of 21 Travel Industry Segments set out by Tralliance.
Travel Industry Segments 
The .travel Top Level Domain (TLD) was created to provide for the online travel industry.
.travel is only allowed use by people, organizations, associations, and private, governmental and non-governmental agencies in the travel and tourism industry.
These are the 21 Travel Industry Segments, as laid out by Tralliance:
Airlines, Attractions/Theme Parks, Bed & Breakfast Houses, Bus/Taxi/Limousine Operators, Camp Facility Operators, Vehicle Rental Companies/Airport Specialty Car Park Companies, Computer Reservation/Travel Technology Provider, Convention & Visitor’s Bureaus, Cruise Lines, Ferries, Hotels/Resorts/Casinos, National Tourism Offices, Passenger Rail Lines, Restaurants, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Media, Travel Consumer and Market Research Organizations, Travel Insurance, Travel Training Institutes.
See also 
- .travel website
- request for independent review of ICANN's decision to approve .travel
- Facebook Fan Page
- YouTube page
- LinkedIn group
- .travel Video
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