What does it mean to register a .aero domain name using the Pending Create functionality?
The Pending Create functionality is designed to improve service and facilitate the registration process by allowing registrants to temporarily reserve a name, while they await approval for their .aero credentials. Registrants seeking to register a .aero domain name via an accredited .aero registrar, will have the ability to do so without an existing, approved Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID) and password. Domains created in this manner will be placed in a Pending Create status and will be locked until such time that the registrants .aero credentials are verified and either approved or denied by SITA. Once approved, the domain will be activated and the sponsoring registrar will be notified via e-mail. If the domain has been denied or additional information has been requested, the sponsoring registrar will also be notified and receive a copy of the letter, which has been sent to their customer.
How does a registrant/registrar submit a pending create request for a .aero domain name?
When a domain create request is submitted with the required aviation community credentials, but without a valid, approved Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID), the application will be placed in a pending create status for SITA approval. If SITA approves the application, then the registrant will be provided with the .aero ID, password and the domain name. If SITA denies the application, the registrant will be notified accordingly. Please note that any domain create requests submitted without either a valid .aero ID or the required .aero credentials for a pending create request, will be rejected.
Where can be found a list of credentials per registrant class?

A full list with descriptions of each registrant class, together with the required credentials, can be found here: http://www.information.aero/registration/eligibility

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What are the required inputs for the data fields described in the Pending Create process?

The required inputs and description of the data fields for the Pending Create process can be found here. A complete table of credentials per registrant group with credentials types, values and descriptions is here.

How to select an ENS Class?

While the existing Pending Create process allows only registration requests for .aero domain names, registrars have the option to request for more than one ENS Class to be associated with their ENS object. Registrars may request one or more of the following classes   default (aero), airport and/or airline   to be associated with their ENS object. Following SITA's approval, registrants will be able to use the same ENS object to request allocation of reserved names via the web interface on www.information.aero. Please note that only one .aero ID is issued per Pending Create transaction. 

Will the pending create functionality be available for reserved names as well?

No. The pending create feature is not available for reserved names in the .aero registry. You can request a reserved .aero domain name, request .aero ID or modify your existing .aero ID directly through the .aero web site here: http://www.information.aero/registration/manage_your_aero_id

Is an OT&E test for the Pending Create functionality mandatory for all existing .aero registrars?
Yes. All existing .aero registrars must develop their client to be compliant with the pending create feature changes. The .aero OT&E sandbox will be updated and available for all .aero registrars beginning 7 September 2006. Effective 18 September 2006 at 19:00 UTC, registrars may begin scheduling the mandatory OT&E tests and must successfully complete the new .aero OT&E test by 5:00p.m. EST on 5 October 2006.
What are the grace periods associated with a domain with a pending create status?
The usual .aero domain grace periods exist for a domain created via the pending create process as well. This date starts from the point the registrant attempts to create the .aero domain name via an authorized registrar.
What are the fees associated with the submission of a pending create request for a .aero domain name?

At the time that a registrant submits a request for a .aero domain via the pending create process, a fee of US$30 is charged. The following scenarios indicate the fee structure:

a. If the pending create request is approved by SITA and the domain is not deleted within the 5-day grace period, a fee of US$30 per domain year is charged.

b. If the pending create request is deleted within the 5-day grace period before or after SITA's approval or denial of the request, a full refund of US$30 per domain year is issued.

c. If the pending create request is deleted after the 5-day grace period after being approved by SITA, a fee of US$30 per domain year is charged.

d. If the pending create request is deleted after the 5-day grace period after being denied by SITA, a fee of US$5 is charged.

e. If the pending create request is deleted after the 5-day grace period without an approval or denial of the request by SITA, a fee of US$5 is charged.

Is a pending create request for a .aero domain that is deleted after the 5-day grace period, before SITA approves or denies the request, put into RGP?
No. The pending create request for the .aero domain is hard deleted from the registry.
Will registrants and registrars be allowed to transfer domain names without requiring a change in the associated approved Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID)?

Yes, registrars are to be allowed to transfer domain names between registrants. In order to do this, the gaining registrant must have an approved Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID) with the associated registrant class for the transferred domain name, which must be the same as the registrant class, associated with the .aero ID of the losing registrant.  Please note that the following steps would need to be performed with the transfer:

a. Update the .aero ID record associated with the transferred domain

b. Update the Registrant contact information associated with the transferred domain.

Will registrants and registrars be allowed to transfer a Reserved domain name without requiring a change in their approved Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID)?
Yes, registrars are to be allowed to transfer Reserved domain names between registrants. In order to do this, the gaining registrant must have an approved Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID) associated with that specific Reserved domain name.
While applying for an Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID), will the registrant be allowed to associate their Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID) with multiple registrant classes?
Yes, registrants will be allowed the ability to associate their Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID) to multiple registrant classes, with subject to SITA's approval e.g. if approved by SITA, a registrant will be allowed to register both airline.aero and airport.aero domain names with the same .aero ID)