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Dot-travel registrar reports surge in new domain name registrations. Companies rushing to register ahead of December 21 land rush.

Dot-travel registrar reports surge in new domain name registrations.  Companies rushing to register ahead of December 21 land rush. (Forimmediaterelease.net) Dot-travel registrar EnCirca (www.encirca.com) announces a surge in new .travel domain name registrations ahead of the travel registry rule changes scheduled to take effect on Friday, December 21 at 18:00 EST.

“Companies are deciding to secure the names they are already authenticated for” says Tom Barrett, President of EnCirca. “On Friday, all dot-travel domain names become first-come, first-served and will be available to any travel company”.

This includes nearly 300,000 reserved destination names. Effective with the new relaxed eligibility policy, Tralliance, the .travel registry is planning to release thousands of reserved place names, such as cities, iconic cultural sites and world heritage landmarks.

“EnCirca is the only travel registrar offering pre-registrations for all available names”, says Barrett. “We will automatically submit applications to the dot-travel registry once the new rules take effect.”

Travel Companies interested in securing names ahead of the land rush still have time to become authenticated by Tralliance or their travel association for dot-travel names. The best way is to provide a website address demonstrating services for the travel and tourism industry. Travel companies can request authenticated by visiting www.encirca.com.

Once authenticated, companies then wait until Friday night to apply for dot-travel domain names. Alternatively, they may pre-register their desired names and dot travel registrars like EnCirca will automatically submit the names for them for registration.

“We are also processing last-minute registrations for tourism boards interested in their destination names”, says Barrett of EnCirca. “This is a wise move as a lot of our pre-registrations are for reserved destination names.”

All pre-registrations are priced the same as regular dot-travel registrations at a tax-free $99/year.

To become authenticated and pre-register for dot travel, go to www.encirca.com.

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About EnCirca
As the leading dottravel travel registrar, EnCirca provides domain name services to travel and tourism organizations worldwide. Formed in 2001, EnCirca is based in Boston, USA and is an ICANN-Accredited domain name registrar. To contact EnCirca, please visit www.encirca.com.

Smita pr@encirca.com +1.781.942.9975

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