Policy development will be governed by TTPC and supported by an executive committee, with policy delivery supported by a communications committee of TTPC.
The associations that make up the TTPC members and board reflect the diversity of the travel industry and the issues it faces. TTPC and the .travel domain provide these associations a framework and platform for addressing adoption of technology and the Internet. However, issues of the Internet, technology and related policy are new and changing and TTPC will also play a useful role in developing industry Internet policy by expanding the group of community participants beyond the associations that make up its board. The role of the TTPC policy committee is to elicit views from independent registrants, individual members of associations as well as registrars, on policy and planning process for .travel services and procedures by working closely with the Registry.
The TTPC board is large and will meet twice a year. Policy development and formation is an ongoing task that is better suited to a small group that has a precise mandate. The Executive Committee will be three people nominated and elected by the TTPC board. The Executive Committee acts under the board’s direction and mandate.
TTPC has also created a Communications Committee which, in co-ordination with the Registry, will serve as a platform for the community to provide the TTPC board input into how policies have been implemented, the experience of registrants with these policies, the effectiveness of procedures (both technical and non-technical) and opportunities to improve support and services. In this role, the committee will complete the policy cycle by addressing its actual application in the community.
As with the executive committee, the communications committee will be a threeperson committee drawn from the TTPC board and drawing its mandate from and reporting to the board.
The .travel TLD will itself participate fully in ICANN’s mechanisms for registry involvement, while the .travel registrants will be encouraged to participate, in those parts of the ICANN structure that are set up for participation by registrants.
The following procedures will govern the Board’s receipt and consideration of requests for .travel registration from sectors not listed in the .travel Charter:
Beyond the formalized mechanisms of communication described above, TTPC will use membership drives - promoting membership in TTPC - as a mechanism to continue to strengthen the membership, representation and participation in TTPC and the .travel TLD policy processes. In addition, more than 25 annual international trade shows and association newsletters will provide recurring and broad-based means of communication and interaction with the .travel community.