Should online travel agencies be allowed to own the new .hotel array of domains?

In October 2012, Tnooz was among the first to draw attention to the potential damage that might occur, if an OTA such as becomes the host of the new .hotel(s) domain extension.


To the outside, a travel site called CabinGuru seemed like a perfect idea – a cruise planning and information service, perhaps a little bit like the TripAdvisor-owned SeatGuru.


It would be reasonably fair to say that the looming introduction of new Top Level Domain names across the web has yet to set the travel industry on fire.


I have recently been asked if the new global Top Level Domains will change or devalue the prices of existing domain names? My answer is always the same: a clear and resounding “no”.


Sales of domains,, and were among the top ten highest valued URLs in 2009 as travel and geography-related sites showed a rise in popularity with buyers.


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