In an effort to draw
this spirited discussion towards a workable solution, I offer the
1) Many businesses have
in good faith purchased .travel names from New.net and have built marketing and
promotional programs around those .travel names, and
2) New.net made the
choice not to apply for accreditation as the .travel registrar through ICANN,
3) Tralliance did
choose to go through the extensive and expensive registration process,
is recognized internationally as the
organization with responsibility for domain name system management, and
root server system management functions (else chaos
1) Tralliance be
accredited as the registrar for the .travel sTLD, and
2) New.net and Tralliance agree to migrate
the established .travel names from New.net to Tralliance, with all names
grandfathered to current owners.
3) Tralliance establishes both a vetting
process and a dispute resolution process (similar to that used by Register.com,
perhaps). This would allow those
who may have legitimate claims to certain .travel names to challenge domain-name
squatters or inappropriate users.
It would also provide a level of credibility to the .travel domain world
which does not currently exist.