July 20, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - Leading web services provider and ICANN accredited registrar DirectI.com (http://www.directi.com) was today granted permission to register domains with the recently introduced .travel extension. Founded in 1998 and among the 10 fastest growing domain registrars, DirectI will make the .travel TLD available to its network of resellers enabling them to service the rapidly expanding global travel and tourism industry.
The travel industry has been witnessing a tremendous boom worldwide. We completely support ICANNs decision for a separate TLD exclusively meant for the travel and tourism sectors. The launch of .travel will not only boost the industrys growth rate but also offer a unique alternative to registrants from the saturated .COM / .NET domain name space, said Bhavin Turakhia, Chairman and CEO, DirectI.
Exclusive to organizations and companies operating in the travel industry or offering tourism-related products and services, the registration procedure for a .travel domain is a two step process requiring registrants first be authenticated by a formal Authentication Provider such as the American Society of Travel Agents.