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  • To: <stld-rfp-general@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: .travel TLD
  • From: "Max Noxon" <max@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 16:31:27 -0700

Max NoxonAs a successful business for over 26 years, Irvine Travel has seen the 
change in it's core operating business migrate from a phone based to an 
Internet based system.  Since it's inception the WWW has proved immensely 
critical to the daily operation of any travel agency in the U.S. and am sure 
abroad was well.
To date there has been not WWW recognition of TRAVEL as a viable top level 
domain for certified travel agencies.  This has been an oversight and which 
ignores all travel agencies, travel management companies, airlines, hotel and 
car chains, and leisure product providers such as Cruise/Tour operators.  The 
travel industry is known to be the 2nd/3rd most controllable expense in 
business expense today - yet it's significance is not reflected in the "dot 
com" world.
It is becoming increasingly more difficult for travel industry agents to 
identify themselves via their email/Web presence.  With proper certification 
from IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network) or ARC (Airlines 
Reporting Corporation) or any other viable resource a real travel service 
provider could establish a presence and would be easily  identifiable to 
clients/vendors and business associates.
To this end I purchased a .TRAVEL domain from New.net, Inc. in anticipation of 
ICANN encouraging the implementation of .TRAVEL as a TLD.
They have been helpful and extremely supportive - I would not want to be forced 
to re-register my domain at my cost because of failed agreements between ICANN 
or New.net.  I would prefer to have my domain grandfathered into the new ICANN 
TLD's.  If this requires some kind of certification, I would be happy to pursue 
this avenue to guarantee the TLD is not abused.


Max Noxon

      The Irvine Travel Company 
      Max Noxon 
      IT Management
      1526 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 83
      Santa Ana, CA.  92705 
      714-549-9204 x209 
      714-557-9153 Fax

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