be advised that the Pre-Authentication phase
of the .travel TLD for members
of authenticating partner associations began
at 12.01 am EST on July 1, 2005. The Pre-Authentication
program for those registrants who are not
part of this phase and have DUNS Number issued
by D&B will commence on or about August
1, 2005. The
Travel Partnership Corporation ( TTPC)
.travel Registrars, as well as certain other
third parties will soon be promoting authentication
and registration of .travel
top level domains.
If you are approached by a company purporting
to register .travel TLD, and are not members
of TTPC or a .travel Registrar, we would encourage
you to contact Tralliance at firstname.lastname@example.org
for confirmation that that party is eligible
to offer you a .travel domain name. Should
you register a purported .travel domain name
from any unauthorized seller please be informed
that Tralliance will not recognize such transactions
under any circumstances.
Please note that Pre-Authentication is not
the same as registration for .travel.
This is the prior step towards registering
a .travel domain name. The
registration for .travel
is to commence in early September 2005.