are the Roles of the Main Organizations Involved
- What is the .travel Registry?
The .travel Registry
is the body responsible for the registration
of domain names in the .travel
TLD. The Registry is Tralliance Corporation.
- What is a Registrar?
A Registrar is a business that is approved
by ICANN to accept applications for registration
of domain names by consumers. Registrars
communicate registration requests to the
applicable registry and, if the requested
name is available, they compete the name
registration with the registry. Registrars
take contact and administration data from
a registrant and are responsible for renewing
name registrations for a registrant. .travel
will approve a list of Registrars for
the registration of .travel
domain names. Only registrars approved
by .travel will be permitted
to register .travel domain
- What is an Authentication Provider?
All registrants in .travel
must be verified as eligible to hold a
.travel domain name according
to criteria established by .travel.
Verification of eligibility is referred
to as “Authentication”. Authentication
will be carried out by the Registry with
the support of industry associations or
an independent authenticating organization.
These supporting bodies are referred to
as “Authentication Providers.”
Authentication Providers will carry out
authentication for all .travel
registrations. All registrants must select
an Authentication Provider. In the case
of industry associations that are acting
as Authentication Providers a registrant
must be a member of the association in
order for them to carry out authentication.
In all other cases the third party authentication
provider will be able to carry out authentication,
ensuring that any party can be authenticated.