New registry operator appointed for .aero

SITA SC has signed an agreement with Afilias to provide registry services for .aero. The agreement was signed following a rigorous selection process conducted by SITA, and with the full involvement of the Dot Aero Council (DAC).

Under the terms of the agreement, Afilias will manage registry operations (including ensuring high availability and diverse DNS service) and will provide technical and administrative support.

New, improved registration service launched for .aero domain names

.aero domain registrars can offer to their .aero customers a one stop shop for registration of .aero domain names.

On October 7, 2006 .aero the top level domain of aviation, will launch a new one step registration process for .aero domain names.

In the past, all customers had to pass a .aero eligibility verification process concluded by the issue of .aero ID from SITA before proceeding to register .aero domain names with a .aero registrar.

One step further for airline and airport codes

However we did not stop at just reserving name, all reserved airline and airport codes have now all been pre-registered and activated as .aero domain names.

Thus creating a complete and predictable network ensuring that all future development activity carried out to develop an industry interline communication network based is based on a stable and complete structure. Pre-registered codes that have not been re-assigned to their eligible code holder remain active with a redirection to the .aero website.

Predictability is a key asset of the .aero domain

As a sponsored domain, .aero unlike most other TLDS has implemented a number of name registration restrictions designed to safeguard the integrity of the domain. One of these restrictions has been the policy to reserve a certain domain names.

Reserved domain names can be individual domain names reserved for registration or domain names with specific registration criteria attached such as:

1. Airline codes (i.e. code. aero or code.airline.aero)

RFID & ENUM Deployments promise to slash Costs and strengthen airline's strategic future

CIO's today in the air transport industry must make wise spending decisions and provide strategic direction that improve productivity, efficiency and deliver better customer service. The .aero domain, with its strong policy framework, versatility and focus on the aviation community provides excellent leverage for the continued growth of the industry's technology solutions.

RFID workshop – deployment and implementation

From e-ticketing to the replacement of bar-coded baggage tags with the more robust RFID tags, ID technology is fast becoming a crucial topic for discussion.

As an emerging technology there are still many barriers to community-wide adoption, one of them being the risk associated with the deployment of RFID infrastructure and the development of applications. This is a risk that can be substantially reduced through the introduction of a shared infrastructure and service.

RFID – community lookup services for more efficient use of RFID technology

In our last edition of the .aero newsletter we talked about the challenge set by RFID community services. This time, we will look more closely at community lookup services needed for efficient systems integration between multiple business partners

We know that today RFID applications can process and track baggage/cargo at a given airport or by its carrier, but most projects today involve little integration between RFID systems of respective carriers.

Securing the Internet with DNSSec

Some 10 percent of servers in the network today are vulnerable to domain name system (DNS) attacks, and many experts expect a serious attack on the underlying infrastructure within the next decade. The DNS Security Extensions (DNSSec) Deployment Coordination Initiative is part of a global effort to deploy new security measures that will help the DNS perform as people expect it to – in a trustworthy manner.

SITA announces new additions to list of reserved domain names and confirms suspension of domain registrations in most sub-domains

Following the recent recommendation of the Dot Aero Council (DAC), SITA has reserved names of states, provinces and geographical areas removing the option of permitting reservation of a domain name matching the name of a state, province or geographical area in the .aero domain.

These new reserved names join the existing reservation of country names.

Names that were already registered at the time of  this new policy will become automatically reserved, once not renewed or deleted by the current registrant.

SITA announces new additions to list of reserved domain names and confirms suspension of domain registrations in most sub-domains

Following the recent recommendation of the Dot Aero Council (DAC), SITA has reserved names of states, provinces and geographical areas removing the option of permitting reservation of a domain name matching the name of a state, province or geographical area in the .aero domain.

These new reserved names join the existing reservation of country names.

Names that were already registered at the time of  this new policy will become automatically reserved, once not renewed or deleted by the current registrant.