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AIRPORTS TO LOSE THEIR PRIVILEGE TO REGISTER IATA AND IACO CODES AS AERO-DOMAIN NAMES ON SEPTEMBER 15
COLOGNE, Germany - July 22, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Secura, an ICANN accredited domain name registrar, announced today, that it is still accepting registrations of Three-Letter-IATA-Codes as aero-domains till September 15 2003. Following the consultations with ACI and the Dot Aero Council, airports have an extended period until September 15, 2003 to secure short and memorable ".aero" domain names corresponding to the IATA and IACO codes. (https://www.domainregistry.de/aero.html).
After September 15 everybody in the aviation community will be able to register these attractive names.
Airports are also invited to register their:
* 3-letter-IATA-location.identifier.airport.aero and
As of March 3 all 3- and 4-letter names in airport.aero are strictly
reserved for these codes.
Airports can also register aero-domains in the format
location-code-locaction-code.aero, e.g. jfk-muc.aero. Such aero-domains
are very suitable, in order to publish flight schedules and flight
information, in this example flights from Kennedy Airport to the Munich
The rumour, that it is not permitted to register the city name where an
airport is located, is false. Every airport can register city.aero (e.g.
paris.aero) if the domain name is still available. As expected, such names
will generate great traffic in the future, and city names should be
secured as quickly as possible.
Airlines can register their two-character-IATA-Code as aero-domain. Many
Top Level Domains (TLDs) do not permit two-letter-domains or they are all
taken as at .com.
Two letter domain names are also not common at .aero. Dotaero made (with
the permission of ICANN) an exclusive exemption for the airlines.
The IATA code is a condition to get the two-letter-aero-domain name.
The two-letters aero-domains are recommended by experts, not only for a
specialized targeted group, but also for the broad public such two
character domains are a good advertising tool, as people easily remember
such short domain names. SITA stresses also the importance of industrial
codes as aero-domains:" SITA has established a .aero initiative that will
allow passengers to benefit from simplified access to critical online
information regarding their travel arrangements. Currently passengers
searching online must navigate through complex web sites and search
engines before finding the information specific to their flight.
Implementation of .aero shortcuts, would allow travelers, through the
application of existing aviation industry codes in the context of .aero,
to benefit from direct, and simple access, to information related to their
Airlines can use the two-character-aero domain name to print on the
tickets, to paint on the airplanes or even for a special website about
frequent traveler programs and offers. Many frequent travelers know
already the IATA code by heart and will therefore use a domain name with
the IATA code.
SITA has several examples for the advantages of aero shortcuts: "With the
exclusive access that aviation has to its own top level domain,
application of .aero shortcuts aims to provide fast and predictable access
to operational information for airlines, airports and suppliers, and to
allow immediate access to flight schedules, flight status, parking, ground
transportation, or duty free information. For example, a passenger needing
to make a flight connection will be able to use their mobile phone to
access, within seconds and with one link, the information about their
flight simply by typing, for example, nw1234.aero. As another example,
passengers will also be able to find parking information by just typing
parking.gva.aero on their PDA."
BA.aero, NW.aero and CX.aero have been already registered.
Airlines and Airports can secure these short and rememorable names at
Secura GmbH is an ICANN accredited registrar of Top Level Domains.
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