What is the .hotel generic Top Level Domain Extension?
There are thousands of hotels in the world and it can be difficult for your business to stand out among the crowd. This is especially true on the Internet, where different hotels offer their services. From boutique hotels to large hotel chains, standing out can be a challenge for your business. Luckily, one of the new extensions being released by ICANN is the .hotel TLD. The .hotel new gTLD is intended to provide a designated namespace for the global Hospitality community. Domains under this new generic Top Level Domain extension allows you to find a unique and attention-grabbing name for your business. Out of all the new gTLDs being released and current domain extensions, the .hotel domain is a great fit for the hotel industry because it gives a concise message to any visitors to your website and helps your website get found in the search results. Instead of the .com, .ca, .org, .info, .biz or .net TLDs, your visitors and guests automatically know of your company’s affiliation and services based on your domain name. You can also take the extra step and add the country to a domain. Hotel chains might use CountryNameYourName.hotel to serve country specific needs or CityNameYourName.hotel as your domain to cater to local bookings. Gain a competitive edge by registering a unique domain name that caters directly to potential guests. Differentiate yourself, company and brand, and compliment your current .ca or .com domain name with a unique name that works for you, and help get you found online.
.hotel gTLD Requirements
Registrants must be able to prove that they are part of the hotel & hospitality community in order to qualify for a .hotel domain name.