.travel LIMITED LAUNCH THIRD AND FINAL PHASE TO COMMENCE DECEMBER 2nd, 2005!
Beginning of Final Phase: Limited Launch
Pre-authentication for the Limited Launch Phase began on October 3rd, 2005. During this 90-day period pre-authentication is being handled on a rolling basis, in monthly groupings, as follows:
• Pre-authentication that restarted on October 3rd came to and end on October 27th, the last day of the October pre-authentication period. All those travel entities that were pre-authenticated in October were able to register the names they were eligible for and had selected as of November 2, 2005.
• At 09:00 EST on November 2nd, 2005 Authentication Providers began taking pre-authentication submissions following the same methodology as had been followed in October. The last date for pre-authentication in November was the 26th, and these names that were validated and are available can be registered starting December 2nd.
• The final pre-authentication period begins on December 2nd and it will end on December 26th, 2005. Domain names authenticated in that period can be registered as of 09:00 EST on January 2nd, 2006.
• The full, global launch of the .travel Registry will begin at 09:00 EST on January 2nd, 2006, at which point authentication and domain name registrations will take place concurrently and will continue from that date forward uninterrupted.
NOTE: If you have been pre-authenticated and have a Unique Identification Number (UIN) please pre-register your domain name(s) with any of the .travel registrars listed on our web site under “Registrars” to have your name(s) registered, if available, on January 2nd, 2006.
If you have an interest in registering any of the registered names, trade names, DBA’s, trademarks, or service marks that you use in your travel business as .travel domain names, we urge you to get pre-authenticated as of December 2nd, 2005! Go to the .travel authentication link on your association’s or Tralliance’s website and follow the instructions.