Domain names for the hotel business

Timeline for the .hotel domain names

Where and when to register .hotel domain names?

Based on the latest developments in ICANN’s process for the acceptance and approval of new top-level domains such as .hotel we have created a chart which shows the next steps and the overall timeline. The estimated schedule for the introduction of the .hotel domain names is based on indications of ICANN in March 2010. The major milestones are:

  • June. 2010 – Publication of the 4th Draft of the Applicant Guidebook
  • December 2010 – Publication of the final version of the Applicant Guidebook
  • April 2011 – Submission of application for .hotel
  • March 2012 – Start of .hotel domain name registrations for the hotel industry

We expect that major domain registrars and their domain resellers (where you get your .com or .info domain name today) will offer .hotel domain names from Q2/2012.

A detailed timeline chart is available here.