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Re-assignment of pre-registered aero-domains.

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by: Hans-Peter Oswald
ICANN accredited Registrar Secura announces today, that Secura as registrar supports all steps, which SITA has made, in order to pre-register industrial codes of the aviation community as aero-domains. Eligible companies (airlines and airports) can now register the pre-registered domains at (English) or (German).

SITA, the sponsor of .aero, has announced changes in domain registration policy. All domain names corresponding to airline and airport codes are active

Following the recommendation of the Dot Aero Council, SITA activated all domain names corresponding to airline and airport industry codes. All two character airline codes, all location codes allocated to municipal areas and airports and all three letter airline codes of IATA airlines have been pre-registered. These new domain names are now "active" and work as web sites until the time, the eligible airline and airports assume responsibility and control of their domain names.

Pre-registration and activation of domain names was introduced to make sure that complete sets of codes work and there are no gaps in the structure that would break the predictability. Once all recognized codes are present, a traveler or an industry professional can always receive a valid answer when using a recognized industry code in .aero. This is very good news for end-users, people as well as systems, because they can always "guess" what domain name to use based on their knowledge of the industry codes, and access desired information quickly. Say, as a passenger, you use the LA airport frequently, you know the code is LAX, so you just type and you are on the web site of the airport. That?s fast!

Pre-registration and activation also serves as a very useful tool for demonstration and testing of new concepts like minimum presentation standards for mobile and wireless devices.

Hans Peter Oswald

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