and the Data Required
- What is pre-authentication?
All potential holders of a .travel
name must be approved to hold that name
by having their eligibility reviewed.
That review of eligibility is called “authentication”.
.travel is giving members
of selected travel associations the chance
to have their authentication reviewed
by their association and others to have
their authentication reviewed by third
party authentication providers, prior
to registration. Pre-authentication will
speed the registration of a name when
.travel begins to take
name registrations later in 2005. The
information on third party authentication
providers will be released shortly.
- How will .travel know that I’ve
All pre-authentication will be confirmed
by .travel. You will
be sent a Unique Identifying Number (UIN)
by .travel. You will
use that number when you register any
.travel names in the
future. Your UIN is permanent and will
not change. It may be revoked if your
- Is my authentication valid forever?
No. Organizations can change. Your organization
might merge, be sold or sell assets during
the time you hold a .travel.
For that reason, you will be required
to confirm annually that your authentication
information has not changed.
- Does pre-authentication let
me choose and guarantee a name?
No. Pre-authentication gives .travel the
information to determine that you are
eligible. At the same time, you will be
asked to indicate any names that you currently
use other than your legal name. These
other names might be a trade name, or
a usual business name, and so on. If you
list a name other than your legal name
you will also have to supply your Authentication
Provider with a document that supports
identification of that name as one you
are eligible to register.
- What are the steps in pre-authentication?
There are just four steps: 1. Collect
the information you need. 2. Go to the
association member site or Tralliance
web site and a link will take you to the
authentication data form. 3. Fill in the
form and click the “submit”
button. 4. When your association or the
third party authentication provider completes
its review and confirms your eligibility
you will automatically receive the UIN
by email or fax.
- What authentication information
will I have to supply?
You are required to supply your legal
name and your contact information. Optionally,
you may supply any names that you use,
other than your legal name. These might
be trademarks or your usual business name,
if it is other than your legal name. If
you enter these optional names you will
be required to send supporting documents
to the association to confirm your use
of the name.
You can see a Guide to Pre-Authentication
by clicking here.