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.Travel Releases One and Two-Character Domain Names.

Dot Travel logo[news release] Since 2001 one and two-character domain names, both letters and digits such as 1, or A1 and UA, have been reserved in all top level domains (TLDs) and all names have been required to have a minimum of three characters.
From December 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 the .Travel TLD will accept proposals for registration of premium one and two-character domain names. The full list of names may be found here.

For the first time, names such as AA.travel or B.travel, and numbers such as 10.travel or 2.travel, will be released. This release gives the travel community the opportunity to register names that are easy to remember and use. Shorter names have superior promotional potential and domain auctions have shown that their asset value can be many times that of longer names. Once these names are registered they rarely come back on the market.

The .Travel TLD is offering these premium names without premium pricing. This will be your best chance to register a high value domain name in one of the most active industries on the Internet, without paying a premium price, simply by giving us your best ideas for how you will promote your names and .Travel. These names will only be released through proposal to .Travel.

The .Travel TLD will release these one and two-character names in one or more phases. The first phase will begin with the receipt of proposals starting December 1, 2010 and ending December 31, 2010. A very limited number of names is available and they are only available to applicants with the best proposals.The .Travel TLD reserves the right to allocate no names.

All potential applicants should carefully read the complete program summary and request for proposal document which can be found here.

This .TRAVEL announcement was sourced from:

One- and Two-Character .TRAVEL Domains To Be Released

One- and Two-Character .TRAVEL domain names will be released in the near future following ICANN’s approval of the proposal to release all of the domain names.

The .TRAVEL registry is currently deciding a process for releasing the domain names that conform to the proposal submitted to ICANN with a likely release in September 2010.

Registrars and registrants will have ample opportunity to review the terms of the program before the first names are available for registration.

There will also be two new policy changes to go into effect on 20 September 2010 following a 30-day notice period.

The first of these changes adds an industry sector to the list of those travel industry participants who are eligible to register a .travel domain name. This sector is “Creators and providers of travel and tourism products, services and content” This sector definition makes it easier to determine eligibility since it does not require that an applicant fit within named types, but rather identifies them by their travel-related activities.

The second change allows the Registry to provide incentives for use of .TRAVEL domain names. The Registry has not put in place a program of incentives, but while such a program is developed the Registry has suspended the requirement that .travel domain names must be used within 12 months of registration.

ICANN: Public Comment: One & Two-Character Names in dot-travel

ICANN logoA new public comment period opens today for 30 days on a proposed amendment from Tralliance to Appendix 6 and 7 of the dot-travel Registry Agreement.
On 18 May 2009, ICANN posted for public information a request submitted by Tralliance through the Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP). The request calls for a phased allocation process for one and two-character names in dot-travel. Continue reading ICANN: Public Comment: One & Two-Character Names in dot-travel