Friday, 8 August 2008

Argentina opts for regulated tourism subdomain

In June of this year NIC Argentina, the organization responsible for Argentine domain name regisrations, announced the launch of the new .tur.ar subdomain for tourism-related registrants. This followed the signing of an agreement between the National Tourism Secretary and the ministry that is responsible for NIC Argentina). The .tur.ar subdomain is expected to appeal principally to travel agents, tour operators and other Argentina-registered professional bodies involved in the tourist industry. Specific regulations will apply and foreign companies seeking to use the subdomain will need to provide proof of local presence [source: David Taylor, Lovells LLP, Paris, writing in World Trademark Report].

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