The state of Alabama has become the latest jurisdiction to move its official travel site to a .Travel domain name.
Alabama becomes the latest in a what is becoming a trend for official travel sites switching over to using a .travel domain.
Just a few weeks ago we wrote noting that Fiji, Germany, Colombia, Egypt, Ecuador, and Canada moved over to .travel domain names for their official visitor sites.
The use of a .travel domain name for what is pennies on the dollar compared to a visit……. com domain name is what I think you will see in the future as new gTLD’s roll out for a lot of verticals.
For those thinking there will be a lot of leakage from Alabama.travel to AlabamaTravel.com that does not seem to the be the case.
Alabama.travel has a Google page rank of 6, an Alexa rank of 370,000 and a Compete Rank of 26,000.
TravelAlabama.com has no page rank and an Alexa and Compete rank of 0.