Living the passion .aero

There are already more than 70 domains registered within the recreational aviation registrant groups – comprising air sports clubs and their members, federations, national associations, organizers of competitions linked to air sports, and suppliers of air sports equipment.

"We hope that the new policy introduced for this group, as well as the new simplified process of registration, will attract and encourage more registered users to this group" says Elena Vladkova, .aero Customer Liaison Specialist.

".aero has already attracted a number of users from this segment of the community, and we hope to see many more join"

One registrant organization– the Deutscher Aero Club ( – represents the interests of approximately 100,000 air-sportswomen and air sportsmen in Germany. It has active members in seven air-sports, including gliding, powered flight, aero modeling, parachuting, ballooning, microlight-flying, hang-gliding and paragliding. Within the different disciplines, the DAeC organizes national and international championships, administers sport-licenses and documents records.


Keep on jumping

On the other side of the world, Sky Sports (NZ) ( operates the oldest operational skydiving drop zone in New Zealand. The company's website tells readers that "We started jumping out of planes in 1968 and haven't stopped having fun since! Our students have gone on to become world champions".


Back in Europe, the School of Parachuting of Ch√Ęteau d'Oex (EPCO) ( the first school in Switzerland to offer jumps from an altitude of 4,000m, has chosen the .aero domain as the basis for their extensive web communication programme.