The .voyage domain name is a new gTLD (generic top-level domain). It is one of the hundreds of new domain names coming to the web and will be open for all to register.
.voyage is a literal translation of the French word "Voyage" which means to set out on a journey or trip.
It can serve as an alternate domain extension for businesses and enthusiasts interested in travel and exploration, including airlines, hotels, tourism boards, tour operators, and more.
What does this mean for me?
The .voyage domain name is an excellent choice if you provide travel-related services or goods and would like a unique web address. Registering your own .voyage domain name will help you to:
Be found in search engines more easily (every website needs a unique address)
Create traffic and leads for your site
Strengthen your brand identity
Develop authority with customers and visitors across the globe
If you have a website, it will be easy to find an address that matches your business.
Your personal email address will also be more memorable and easier to access. In the future, your own .voyage address is likely to become as common as your current ".com."
You'll never need to remember or write down another long string of letters and numbers again.
What is meant by the generic top-level domain (gTLD) name?
The term gTLD stands for the generic top-level domain name. A domain name includes a string of characters, such as a name or a brand, and a set of rules about which characters are allowed to be used.
The first letters of the words in the domain form its label—for example, .com are often taken by businesses who have an online presence.
New top-level domains (like .voyage) will become available later this year on the Internet.
The first part of every website's address on the Internet ends with a "dot" (-), such as .com, .gov., or .info. The gTLDs are those new domains at the very end of the web address.
What are the registration restrictions for a .voyage domain name?
Anyone can register a .voyage domain name, regardless of their location. However, all Registrants must prove that they have the authority to use any requested .voyage second-level domain name (SLDN) or SLD label in which they are interested.
Who can use this address?
The .voyage extension is ideal for anyone who has an interest in travel and may also be used by individuals who own businesses related to travel.
These include hotels, tour operators, airlines, tourism boards, rail lines/trains, cruise lines/liners, rental car companies, and more.
Additionally, it's great for websites that offer online communities around traveling including sharing experiences with fellow travelers or finding the best deals online on flights or cruises.
What does this mean for my current website?
You don't have to change your existing web presence, but you can certainly add a link to your .voyage address from your current site.
Having a unique domain name is going to be an advantage in the future, so if you're interested in one of the most cutting-edge extensions on the market today, get that memorable .voyage extension and move it up in front of all your other links!