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    Marilyn Cade Out of the Nomcom and Into...Something | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 14 comments | Search Discussion
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    "Into Something" ??? Into .TRAVEL on Your Dime
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 03 2006, @01:15PM (#16756)
    While many domestic tourism entities have already claimed their .travel domain names, a vast number of U.S. heritage sites, state parks and city names on the .travel Place Name Priority List remain unclaimed, according to Ron Andruff, president and CEO of Tralliance Corporation.

    U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing & Services Al Frink, whose role is to advocate, coordinate and implement policies that will help U.S. manufacturers and service providers compete globally, says “We encourage U.S. cities, towns, national parks, landmarks and other publicly entrusted destinations to protect their unique identities by registering their names. These are America’s treasures, which visitors at home and abroad will want to find as they create their travel itineraries online.”

    “U.S. travel businesses and organizations must move quickly to realize the value of their industry-exclusive .travel Internet domain in the global context. Protecting our nation’s valuable tourism assets can be done by simply registering them with their .travel domain names,” adds Andruff.

    The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s most important and fastest growing economic sectors, generating 234.3 million jobs and contributing over 10.3 per cent of global GDP, according to the Word Travel and Tourism Council.

    “This challenge is about preserving our domestic tourism assets for future generations,” says Andruff. “As the global travel and tourism industry continues to expand, it is absolutely critical for the United States to protect the natural, cultural and historical sites we hold sacred—and more importantly, which draw millions of tourists to our shores every year. National Tourism Week provides the perfect platform upon which to challenge state tourism boards, city governments and other relevant administrations to take a proactive role in the global .travel movement.”
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    Re:"Into Something" ??? Into .TRAVEL on Your Dime
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 03 2006, @01:53PM (#16758)
    To assist further in making the acceptance of all top level domains
    universal, IANA has developed and published a table containing all currently
    available top level domains. The list will be updated as necessary when new
    TLDs become available.

    The list is available at http://data.iana.org/TLD/tlds-alpha-by-domain.txt
    and is linked from several places including:

    http://www.iana.org under "Domain Name services" and "Most Popular Links" as
    well as in the browser list at http://www.icann.org/registries

    Kind regards,
    Tina Dam
    Chief gTLD Registry Liaison
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