SITA has pre-registered 2 and 3-letter airline and airport codes

All 2 character airline codes, all 3 letter location codes allocated to municipal areas and all 3 letter airline codes of IATA airlines have been pre-registered and activated in .aero.

In April, following a recommendation from the Dot Aero Council (DAC), the cross-industry advisory body overseeing development of the .aero domain.

The advent of a predictable resourse

In June, with the full support of ICANN, SITA activated all remaining two/three letter industry codes within the .aero domain. More than 40 airlines and 200 airports are already using www.(industrycode).aero.

The next step has now been taken, with the development of a programme designed to link those .aero domains to airline/airport corporate websites. This is a fast entry alternative for those who know the code and like using a "system" that is predictable and works across a variety of situations.

The man who invented the Domain Name System talks to .aero

Paul Mockapetris is one of the visionaries who developed the nuts and bolts of the Internet. In an interview with the .aero team, Dr Mockapetris talked about his work – and the way it is continuing to reshape the Internet universe.

Having participated in the development of SMTP e-mail system (the vital element that allows e-mail to be sent between different computers), in 1983 he turned to another key element – the need for a globally distributed human-friendly database of IP addresses. The result was the Domain Name System (DNS).