The .aero directory was first introduced in May 2004 as a community service from SITA, the sponsor of the .aero domain. It has now been upgraded and expanded to provide a comprehensive online guide to .aero domain registrants, covering all sectors of the community – from airlines to air sports companies and aviation media.
The report, "Domain Name Hijacking: Incidents, Threats, Risks, and Remedial Actions", provides a succinct summary of the definition and risks of domain hijacking:
Current .aero registration policy allows the reservation and registration of IATA-assigned location identifiers for this purpose but most airports in the US know the code as their three letter location identifiers as assigned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – and these are not always the same as the IATA codes.
• NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention will be relocated to Orlando, FL. The Convention will take place from Wednesday, November 9 – Friday, November 11, a week earlier than originally planned.
For more information visit www.nbaa.org
• IATA's Strategic Information Technology Conference, 29 – 30 November 2005, Bangkok, Thailand
Our identity is something we spend a lot of time nurturing. Corporate identity budgets absorb millions of dollars every year, to ensure that the company is correctly presented to its stakeholders. Getting the right domain name has become a crucial element in the mix, but the availability of top level domains has become increasingly scarce, requiring increasingly creative approaches.
The National Aircraft Finance Association, NAFA, is a US-based non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the general welfare of individuals and organizations providing aircraft financing and loans secured by aircraft; to improve the industry's service to the public; to work with government agencies to foster a greater understanding of our member's needs.
The aviation community operates through and relies on shared infrastructure, procedures and standards. Through the .aero domain, these benefits continue to be available for communications over the Internet.
In this article we explain some of the basic rules of domain name registration within .aero – as well as some of the developments taking place in the .aero name space.
Point number one: domain names are your digital identifier