Yesterday afternoon, the Donuts’ Premium.Domains Twitter account tweeted about the $41,000 sale of World.Travel. This seems like a pretty solid sale considering the global downturn in travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic:
More indications that businesses are preparing to capture the opportunity as the travel industry bounces back.
Excited to see the business built on this great domain.
— Premium.Domains (@premdotdomains) October 5, 2020
According to NameBio, this is the largest ever publicly report sale of a .Travel domain name Prior to the sale of World.Travel, the largest .Travel domain name sale was the $11,400 sale of Internet.Travel. In fact, there were only four publicly report sales in the five figure range before the sale of World.Travel. The other five figure sales were Booking.Travel ($11,000), Ostsee.Travel ($10,760), and Space.Travel ($10,500).
The buyer of World.Travel is not known at this time. The domain name is currently registered under privacy proxy at Namecheap. The domain name forwards to a profile named “Nacho” within the Steam Community website.
I believe the domain name was reserved by the .Travel registry, which is owned and operated by Donuts. The company acquired and relaunched the .Travel registry in 2018. I do not believe the acquisition price of .Travel was publicly announced.