.aero announces reduction in domain name registration fees

Following successful transition of registry services to Afilias, the new registry operator for .aero, a number of enhancements have been made to the name registration process, which includes a reduction in registration fees.

The .aero registry now operates on the world-standard Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP). The upgrade allows increased flexibility, standardization, and access to a broader distribution channel of ICANN-accredited registrars. In turn, this has lead to a reduction in the price of domain name registrations.

8 New registrars join the .aero family

Over the past few months, SITA the sponsor of .aero has been actively recruiting new registrars, to join the current group of .aero authorized registrars. This expanded sales channel offers potential registrants, as well as existing registrants, a wider choice of registrar based services in a variety of languages such as web hosting and email services, corporate services and internet know-how, over and above domain name registration

Highlighting a few of our new registrars, offering .aero registrations

A memorable domain name - www.water.aero

In October 2005, International Water-Guard Industries Inc (IWG) affirmed its new focus as an all-aerospace company by launching a corporate identity based on an immediately memorable domain name   www.water.aero.

"A re-branding program like this is a major project, and one which we undertook for very specific reasons," said IWG President and CEO David Fox. "Chief among them was the fact that IWG had been through a dramatic renewal process.

aero at EBACE

The .aero team took on a new hospitality role in early May, when they hosted the Internet café at the sixth Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva – the only major European event focused solely on business aviation.

Jointly organized by the US-based National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), this was the strongest event in the show's six-year history, with almost 10,000 attendees, up 27 percent on last year.

Afilias to provide registry services for .aero

GENEVA, Switzerland – January 11, 2006 – SITA SC, the only global communication services integrator dedicated to the travel and transportation industry (TTI), today announced that it has signed an agreement with Afilias who will provide registry services for .aero, the top level domain (TLD) of the aviation industry.

The agreement was signed following a thorough application process in which a Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued by SITA SC, and where Afilias proved to be the registry operator best suited to provide registry services to the .aero

DNSSec set to change the landscape

In ‘News from .aero’ issue 10, we discussed the work that was being done to provide greater security for domain access through the security protocol DNS Security Extensions – otherwise known as DNSSec. Eight months on, progress may be tentative, but the landscape is changing.

DNSSec is one of those abbreviations that insiders understand, but which all too easily causes confusion and concern for others. However, it is a subject that all those involved in domain management and Internet operations need to understand.

DNSSec Workshop explores future air transport usage

The air transport community increasingly relies on the Internet to transmit business messages, yet the risk that a message will be altered when passed between servers ranks high among the top security challenges faced by the Internet's domain name system.

This is one of the conclusions made in a pre-publication issue of  Signposts in Cyberspace , a new study from the US-based National Academies Press1. The same study recommends that the Internet community focuses on implementing DNSSec.

Forthcoming Industry Events

Forthcoming Industry Events

International Passenger Terminal Expo 2006 Conference and Exhibition.

March 21st – 23rd – Paris, France.

Recognised as one of the world's leading events for airport passenger terminal technology, security, design, operations and management. Passenger Terminal Expo attracts key decision makers and senior executives from the airport and airline industries.

Germany menaced by 50m insect!

Anyone with a large garage in the small town of Arlesburg in Germany may be able to make a fortune from a different source.

According to Google Earth, there's a 50m long earwig threatening the town from the north-east, currently munching its way across a corn field and heading for the cover of a nearby forest.

A sharp-eyed visitor to Google Earth spotted the earwig, which presumably crept into the picture while no-one was looking. Perhaps this is Arlesburg's attempt at gaining fame and fortune.

How .aero can help leverage the benefits of removing paper tickets

On 31 December 2007, the deadline will be kept – and IATA's current issuance of 300 million tickets a year will become history.

Within little more than 400 days, there will no longer be industry standards for the use of paper tickets. IATA will cease to issue them. Travel agents will no longer be able to provide them. IATA's Billing Settlement Plans will no longer process paper tickets. No compromise. No slippage.