Last chance for airports to register their industrial codes as aero-domains

.aero: It will be soon to late for airports to register their industrial codes as aero-domains (PresseBox) (Cologne, ) At the recent .aero council (DAC) meeting, it was recommended that SITA release 3-letter airport codes (location identifiers) – which have been reserved exclusively for airport use since 2002 – for registration by eligible members of the aviation community on a first-come-first-served basis. As a result, airports have a limited time to register their respective codes as aero-domains.

The reserved 3-letter airport codes at if unclaimed, would be released for registration as aero-domains since December 1st, 2008.

Codes which have already been registered as aero-domains, or which cannot be registered as a due to contractual obligations between SITA and ICANN will not be released as part of this process.

To date, over 150 airports, including Dublin (, Las Vegas (, Geneva (, Prague ( and Sydney ( have adopted this simple and memorable approach.

If you are an airport and have not yet registered your 3-letter airport code, make sure not to miss this exceptional opportunity.

This process will be done in parallel with the release of other reserved names.

The codes are listed 0 - 9 and alphabetically A - Z at

By the way: Airlines can also register their two-letter industrial codes as aero-domains. Aero is one of very rare Top Level Domains,which permits the registration of two-character domain names.

Hans-Peter Oswald


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