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Space.travel – the awesomest .travel domain – sells

Kevin Murphy, September 2, 2011, 13:18:01 (UTC), Domain Sales

It’s fairly rare for a .travel domain name to change hands on the aftermarket – on my database of 60,000 sales I have only two.

Today I can add space.travel, easily the best .travel name I’ve ever come across, to that list. It seems to have been sold via Sedo for $1,600 in late August.

The newly listed registrant is Planet Space Inc, which appears to have previously been involved in a social network for space enthusiasts at planetspace.com.

That fact, coupled with the fact that the .travel gTLD is restricted to travel-related companies, makes me extremely curious how the domain will be developed.

Space tourism is an emergent growth market, so it’s not too crazy to imagine the domain being used as a travel agency for suborbital flights before too many years.

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Comments (4)

  1. Tom Barrett says:

    The .travel TYLD is also perfect for geo-names.

    A lot of tourism boards and convention visitor bureaus use .travel for their primary internet address.

    think:

    utah.travel
    egypt.travel
    poland.travel

    Tom Barrett
    EnCirca, Inc

  2. theo says:

    Space… the Final Frontier. These are the continuing voyages of a domainer. An on-going mission: to explore yet to be released gTLD’s, to seek out new end users and new domain parking solutions, to boldly go where no domainer has registered a domain name before.

    Sorry i couldn’t resist.

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