New registry operator sought for .aero TLD

Geneva, Switzerland – July 6, 2005 – Three years after the introduction of .aero, a sponsored top-level domain reserved exclusively for the world's aviation community, and in view of the approaching completion of the agreement with the current registry operator agreement, SITA SC, the sponsor of .aero, is seeking a new registry operator.

The current .aero registry operator agreement between SITA SC and SITA INC B.V. will expire on December 16, 2005. A Request for Proposal ("RFP") is being issued by SITA SC to identify and select the successor registry operator for the .aero TLD for a term of no less than four years following the completion of the term of the current registry operator agreement.

Experienced registry operators interested in co-operation with SITA to provide this unique service to the aviation community are invited to request further information at the following email address by July 13, 2005.

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