Return to tldapps Forum - Message Thread - FAQ

Username: Sun Yi
Date/Time: Fri, November 3, 2000 at 4:18 PM GMT
Browser: Netscape Communicator V4.72 using Windows 95
Score: 5
Subject: China Air Services supports IATA ". travel"Application


(Note: China Air Service, CAS,  is one of the largest air transport sales agencies, including tour operations, in China for both inbound and outbound travel.)

To whom it may concern:

This comment is field in support of the IATA proposal to sponsor a ". travel" TLD.

Travel has already established itself as the largest component of e-commerce but many consumers reluctant to purchase travel over the web because of uncertainty about the reputation and reliability of ".com" Webster operators who may be geographically remote, and whose qualifications and capabilities have not been verified by any independent party.

By screening ".travel" website operators to assure compliance with transparent and objective criteria relevant to the conduct of e-commerce, IATA's innovative proposal will add value for both consumers and business.  It will also give consumers the confidence necessary if e-business is to compete on an equal footing with traditional brick-and-mortar alternatives.

IATA has served as a neutral, trusted intermediary for decades, enabling the travel industry to efficiently meet the needs of its customers. IATA's acknowledged strengths include standard-setting, the accreditation of travel businesses and assignment of codes for airlines, airports, etc.  Thus, it is ideally positioned to perform the screening and verification functions which lie at the heart of the proposal and which are notably absent from today's ".com" environment.

I strongly encourage ICANN to grant the IATA application.  This will not only enable the merits of this innovative concept to be proven, but may also have direct application to other sectors of the new economy in the future.

Sun Yi
General Manager
China Air Service
No. 225 Chaoyangmen Wai St.
Beijing,  100020   P. R. China


Message Thread:

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Cookies Policy