Tnooz “Travel domains going for (not exactly) a song”

Linda Fox wrote a piece today on about being put up for sale for $3million.

Tnooz is a global provider of news, analysis, commentary, education, data and business services to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. It is the leading voice to the industry for all areas related to travel technology.  So travel related domains are something they might like to write about from time to time.
Ms. Fox took a look at the history of the domain, she left off a 1 when saying the domain was 7 years old, it is actually 17 years old this year. She also wondered about the timing with .Tour coming down the line.
She also took a look at some travel related names over the last few years. From the article:

In the past three years, according to information from domain specialist Sedo, a number of premium travel domain sales have taken place:

  • – $510,000
  • – $70,000
  • – Euro 300,000
  • (Danish summer house rentals) – Euro 87,500
  • (group travel in German) – Euro 59,500
  •  (hotels in Spanish) – Euro 275,000
  • (a region of China) –  $55,000

The company adds that there are more affordable domain such as visiteastlondon, which was sold for $490.

A spokesperson says interest in domain names is high from the travel industry because of increasing numbers of specific travel experiences. was sold by Mr. Berkens


  1. BrianWick says

    the asking price bucks the “dumping” trend that seems to be occurring these days.
    whatever happened to the offering at $5MM

  2. Raymond Hackney says

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  3. BrianWick says

    A guy mike smith I think was brokering the domain in 2011 at a TRAFFIC show – likely after its history and past you mention

  4. BrianWick says

    Raymond –
    you bring a real good point as to the value of a tarnished domain in
    I have gone out of my way at great expense and lost revenue to keep doains like, and for example out of the way of charcoal uses

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