Domain Management Policy

Version 6.2

Date: 14 November 2006

Domain Management Policy (DMP)

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I. General principles

1. Aviation community and the role of SITA

The .aero domain is a sponsored Top Level Domain ("TLD") established by and for the use of the members of the aviation community. SITA, the Sponsor of the .aero domain, is a not for profit cooperative that has been representing the aviation community for more than fifty years. SITA's role is to manage the .aero domain in the interests of the aviation community. SITA will, with the advice of relevant government and industry representative bodies, develop, maintain and enforce this .aero domain management policy.

This policy is intended to be updated and revised regularly to reflect aviation industry interests. The current version of this policy is publicly available on the following web sites: www.information.aero and www.nic.aero. Comments submitted through those web sites will be considered for updates of this document.

The .aero TLD is restricted to people, entities and government agencies which: (1) provide for and support the efficient, safe, and secure transport of people and cargo by air; and (2) facilitate or perform the necessary transactions to transport people and cargo by air.

2. Policy structure

The .aero domain is structured to provide for the allocation of domain names within specific Domain Types to specific Registrants within Registrant Groups. Each Registrant Group represents a sector of the aviation community. SITA, working with representative aviation community associations and organizations, defines the domain naming conventions which will ensure consistency, fair allocation and predictability of the .aero domain.

This policy defines the rules of eligibility and .aero domain name allocation for each Registrant Group. It also sets out the license terms and described the dispute resolution procedures for the .aero TLD.

Registrant Groups & Representative Bodies

Registrants are grouped according to similar characteristics in Registrant Groups which represent aviation industry segments. For each Registrant Group this policy defines eligibility criteria.

A Representative Body is appointed by SITA to represent each Registrant Group. They contribute to the development of this policy by expressing recommendations on rules and mechanisms of determining eligibility, domain applicability, and the schedule of deployment. In particular they contribute to the definition of the naming convention and the .aero domain name allocation within the Registrant Group that they represent. Terms of the arrangements with Representative Bodies are summarized in the appendices.

Registrant Group

Representative body

Aerial works

SITA (acting)

Aerospace

SITA (acting)

Air freight & logistics companies

FAGSA

Air navigation services providers

CANSO

Air safety, medical and certification

SITA (acting)

Air sports and recreational aviation

FAI

Airlines and commercial operators

IATA

Airports

ACI

Aviation distribution systems

SITA

Aviation education and research

SITA (acting)

Aviation industry associations

SITA

Aviation media

SITA (acting)

Aviation professional

SITA (acting)

Aviation suppliers & service providers

SITA (acting)

Business aircraft operators

NBAA

Civil aviation authorities

ICAO

Government organisations linked to aviation

SITA (acting)

Pilots

SITA (acting)

Explanation of acronyms of industry associations as well as contact details are available here.

3. Registration process

Registration of a .aero domain name is done in 2 steps: Identification, then Registration. After Registration, the holder of a .aero domain name must comply with the licence rules (see Chapter "Licence Rules").

Step 1- Identification

Each Registrant must be recognized as member of the aviation community. This eligibility check can be performed by various mechanisms (described in section "Eligibility" of this document) and is concluded by the assignment of an "Aviation Community Membership ID". Once a Registrant has obtained an Aviation Community Membership ID, the Registrant is entitled to register any names currently open for the Registrant Group the Registrant belongs to. This step needs to be performed only once by each Registrant.

Step 2 - Registration

Once the Registrant is ready to proceed with the registration of a .aero domain name, the Registrant must choose a Registrar (authorised distributor of .aero domains) to obtain a .aero domain name license and pay the registration fee. Some domain names are pre-allocated while some need to be requested directly by the Registrant at the time of Registration. The Aviation Community Membership ID can be reused for multiple registrations by the same Registrant.

II. Eligibility requirements

4. Eligibility Requirements

To be recognized as a member of the aviation community, a Registrant must establish that it belongs to a Registrant Group. The list and description of registrant Groups is shown below.

Registrant Group

Description

Aerial works

All commercial and non-commercial civil flight operations of which the primary goal is not the transportation of persons or goods from one point to another, including all flight operations for the benefit of third parties (public benefits) are aerial works operations. Such activities may include, but are not limited to fire fighting, agricultural flights, traffic surveillance, or weather research and environment surveillance.

Aerospace

Aircraft, engine, equipment or satellite manufacturers, companies, organisations or individuals carrying out business involving maintenance, testing, and distribution.

Air freight & logistics companies

Freight forwarders and express carriers involved in air transportation

Air navigation services providers

Air traffic control (ATC), ATC suppliers, ATC industry members and associations

Air safety, medical and certification

Air ambulances, airport security, and certification companies and organisaions

Air sports and recreational aviation

Air sports and recreational aviation clubs and their members, federations, national associations, organisers of competitions linked to air sports, and suppliers of air sports and recreational aviation equipment.

Airlines and commercial operators

Commercial airlines, charter airlines, cargo airlines, corporate charter operators, air taxis, air tour operators

Airports

Operators of international airports, regional airports, and aerodromes

Aviation distribution systems

Computer reservation companies, airline sales agents and licensed air travel agents.

Aviation education and research

Flight schools, aviation colleges, aircraft mechanic schools, training centers, research centers, and organisers of test flights.

Aviation industry associations

Industry associations, passenger associations, unions, working groups

Aviation media

Press, magazines, informational web sites, conference and airshow organizers, feelance journalists specialised in aviation.

Aviation professionals

Licensed or certified aviation professionals such as cabin crews, flight engineers, flight instructors, engineers, trainers.

Aviation suppliers & service providers

Companies, organisations or individuals carrying out business involving catering, leasing, ground handling, insurance, it, fuel, in-flight entertainment, traders, marketplaces, consulting for the aviation industry.

Business aircraft operators

Aircraft charters, aircraft management companies, business aircraft operators and owners of business aircrafts.

Civil aviation authorities

National and regional civil aviation authorities, governmental departments regulating civil aviation, accident investigation bodies.

Government organisations linked to aviation

Regulating and standard setting organisations, state aviation, government aviation service agencies

Pilots

All commercial and private pilots.

Once its eligibility is established, the Registrant will receive an Aviation Community Membership ID (via mail, email or fax) that it will use to identify itself when registering a .aero domain name. SITA and the .aero Representative Bodies are designing and putting in place various mechanisms to perform this identification and eligibility process.

A Registrant may currently choose among the following mechanisms:

a) Being designated by a .aero Partner Association of which the Registrant is a member (see pre-authentication by .aero Partner Association); or

b) Applying to the .aero Office through a Registrar or an online application process.

Once its eligibility is established, the Registrant will receive an Aviation Community Membership ID (via mail, email or fax) that it will use to identify itself when registering a .aero domain name. SITA and the .aero Representative Bodies are designing and putting in place various mechanisms to perform this identification and eligibility process.

A Registrant may currently choose among the following mechanisms:

a) Being designated by a .aero Partner Association of which the Registrant is a member (see pre-authentication by .aero Partner Association); or

b) Applying to the .aero Office through an online application process.

Following the assignment of the Aviation Community Membership ID, the registrant can view and update information associated with the Aviation Community Membership ID through an online process on the web site.

5. Pre-authentication by a .aero Partner Association

Industry associations can sign a partnership agreement with SITA to become a .aero Partner Association. A Registrant who is a members of a .aero Partner Association can be nominated by the association to receive an Aviation Community Membership ID.

The association will either

  • provide the list of such nominees to SITA, classified into their appropriate registrant groups. The Registrant will receive their Aviation Community Membership ID directly from their .aero partner association (or upon request); or
  • provide data for the purpose of verification when required by SITA. The Registrant will receive its Aviation Community Membership ID from SITA or from the Registrar.

The table below lists the organisations and associations that have agreed to become .aero Partner Associations:

Registrant Group

.aero partner associations

Airlines and commercial operators

IATA, SITA

Business aircraft operators

NBAA

Airports

ACI

Aviation industry associations

SITA

Civil aviation authorities

ICAO

Aerospace

GAMA, NAG

Air freight & logistics companies

FAGSA

Air navigation services providers

CANSO

Air safety, medical and certification

Aviation distribution systems

SITA

Aviation education and research

Aviation media

Government organisations linked to aviation

Pilots

Aerial works

Air sports and recreational aviation

FAI

Aviation professionals

Aviation suppliers & service providers

ACI, NBAA, IATA

Explanation of acronyms of industry associations as well as contact details are available here.

6. Application to the .aero Office

Any Registrant can request an Aviation Community Membership ID from the .aero Office prior to submitting domain registration request.

  • provide information regarding the Registrant's identity;
  • select the Registrant Group to which the Registrant belongs;
  • identify and provide the relevant credentials for that Registrant Group, as detailed in the Appendix, section 28. All documents sent to the .aero Office need to be translated into English or French.

By submitting the application, the Registrant:

  • Warrants that it is a member of the aviation community and meets the eligibility requirements set out in this Policy;
  • Agrees to the terms set out in this Policy, including the Eligibility Reconsideration Policy;
  • Declares that it has the relevant credentials as described in the Appendix, section 28.
  • Declares that the information provided in the application is complete and correct;
  • Acknowledges that the issue of the Aviation Community Membership ID is subject to verification and audit by SITA and agrees that when required by SITA, it will supply supporting documents to allow SITA to verify the credentials and other information in the application;

The .aero Office can request additional information from the Registrant including by way of example the latest annual report of the company, evidence of a registration of the company, a certificate from a relevant civil aviation authority, or request a confirmation from a relevant industry authority or association that the Registrant is a member of the Registrant Group selected.

The Eligibility Reconsideration Policy applies for resolving any dispute with regard to any decision by the .aero Office.

III. Domain allocation rules

7. Spelling conventions and other restrictions

The .aero domain name must:

  • be at least 3 characters and no more than 63 characters long (except airline industry codes as described in "Industry Codes")
  • in the case of an allocated sub-domain (i.e. domain name on the 3rd level or higher) be at least 2 characters and no more than 63 characters long e.g. CC.CAA.AERO
  • not contain a hyphen on the 3rd and 4th position (tagged domains)
  • contain only letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens or a combination of these
  • start and end with an alphanumeric character, not a hyphen

Reserved names

The names set out in the appendix Reserved Names are not available for registration unless designated as Special Industry Names or Industry Codes.

Country names and names of geographical areas

Country names and geographical areas cannot be registered as second level domain names, unless expressly provided for in this policy.

Provisions for future development

Registration of certain types of domain names may be restricted to protect a particular part of the name space for future development of predictive addressing schemes.

8. Domain allocation rules

The .aero domain comprises four different types of domains. Some domain types are pre-allocated to particular Registrants or to a whole Registrant Group, while other domain types need to be requested when registering. Some domain types may be restricted to some Registrant Groups. The rules for the allocation of each Domain Type are set out in the following table:

Registrant Group

Industry code

Allocated Sub Domain

Special Industry name on SLD

Unregulated name on SLD

Aerial works

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aerospace

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Air freight & logistics companies

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Air navigation services providers

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Air safety, medical and certification

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Air sports and recreational aviation

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Airlines and commercial operators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Airports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aviation distribution systems

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aviation education and research

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aviation industry associations

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aviation media

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aviation professionals

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aviation suppliers & service providers

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Business aircraft operators

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Civil aviation authorities

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Government organisations linked to aviation

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pilots

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

9. Industry Codes

Airline identifiers

Format: IATA2characterairlinedesignator.aero (xx.aero)

Eligibility : The Registrant will require allocation by IATA. The Registrant will be a unique holder of the domain. Controlled duplicates will not be available.

Revocation : The domain name will be revoked if the corresponding 2 character airline designator is revoked by IATA

Other requirements:

a) The Registrant is required to use the domain name in compliance with IATA RP 1784.

b) The Sponsor may register this domain name to improve predictability of the name space. The domain will be transferred to the eligible Registrant when requested by the relevant Registrar.

Format: ICAO3letterairlinedesignator.aero (xxx.aero)

Eligibility : The Registrant wil require allocation of the three-letter airline designator by ICAO.

Revocation : The domain name will be revoked if the corresponding ICAO 3-letter designator is revoked.

Other requirements:

a) In the event of an overlap between the ICAO 3-letter airline designator and the IATA or FAA 3-letter location designator, the first-come first-served rule applies. However, the registrant is required to place a link on its web site leading to the web site of the airport operator that is identified by the corresponding IATA 3 letter location designator.

b) The Sponsor may register this domain name to improve predictability of the name space. The domain will be transferred to the eligible Registrant when requested by the relevant Registrar.

Location indentifiers

Format: IATA3letterlocationdesignator.aero or FAA3characterlocationidentifier.aero (xxx.aero)

Eligibility : The Registrant must be an operator of an airport with a location code assigned to it by IATA or FAA.

Revocation : The domain name will be revoked if the registrant ceases to be the operator of the airport or the corresponding 3 letter airport designator is revoked by IATA or FAA.

Other requirements:

a) In the event of an overlap between the ICAO 3-letter airline designator and the IATA 3-letter location designator, the first-come first-served rule applies. However, the registrant is required to place a link on its web site leading to the web site of the airline which operates under the corresponding ICAO 3 letter airline designator.

b) The Sponsor may register this domain name to improve predictability of the name space. The domain will be transferred to the eligible Registrant when requested by the relevant Registrar.

Route codes

Format: Domain names in the notation AAA-BBB.AERO, where AAA and BBB are location designator assigned by IATA.

Eligibility : The Registrant must be the operator of the airport with a location code AAA or BBB assigned to it by IATA.

Revocation : The domain name will be revoked if the registrant ceases to be the operator of the airport or if the corresponding 3 letter airport designator is revoked by IATA.

Other requirements:

a) Further restrictions on the use of this domain are specified in the policy for .aero shortcuts here.

b) The Sponsor may register this domain name to improve predictability of the name space. The domain will be transferred to the eligible Registrant when requested by the relevant Registrar.

Flight Numbers

Format: Flightnumber.aero (domain names in the notation AA[A]NNNN.AERO , where AA[A] is an airline designator and NNNN is one to four digits)

Eligibility : The Registrant must be an operator of origin or destination airport of the flight or the airline operating the flight.

Revocation : The domain name will be revoked if registrant ceases to be an operator of the airport or if the corresponding 3 letter airport designator is revoked by IATA.

Other requirements:

a) The domain will be delegated on a first-come first-served basis to eligible registrants. However, in the event the operating airline wishes to provide a service using all the domain names corresponding to its flight numbers, then the airline may make an application to the Sponsor regarding its proposal and the Sponsor may automatically reassign all relevant domain names to the airline.

b) Further restrictions on the use of this domain are specified in the policy for .aero shortcuts here.

c) The Sponsor may register this domain name to improve predictability of the name space. The domain will be transferred to the eligible Registrant when requested by the relevant Registrar.

10. Unregulated name on SLD

Format

anyname.aero

Eligibility

The Registrant is allowed to register any name in the above format, which follows the common rules and spelling conventions described above.

Allocation

Domain names are licensed to Registrants on a "first come, first served" basis. If a domain name is already licensed, or if an application is pending for that name, then no further applications will be accepted for that name until the name is either revoked or the pending application declined.

11. Allocated sub domains

Allocated sub-domains are limited in number and are defined by the Representative Body for each Registrant Group. Representative Bodies may propose for inclusion in this Policy specific eligibility criteria, naming conventions, allocation and revocation rules for a particular sub-domain. Registration is open for sub-domains, where such criteria have been defined in this policy.

Registrant Group

Allocated sub-domains

Aerial works

works

Aerospace

aircraft, design, engine, equipment, maintenance, production

Air freight & logistics companies

cargo, express, freight, logistics

Air navigation services providers

airtraffic, navigation, air-traffic-control

Air safety, medical and certification

ambulance, certification, emergency, safety

Air sports and recreational aviation

aerobatic, aeroclub, ballooning, club, paragliding, federation, gliding, hanggliding, microlight, modelling, rotorcraft, skydiving, championship, parachuting, recreation, homebuilt

Airlines and commercial operators

Airline (See Note 1 below), cargo, charter, flight, taxi, pilot

Airports

aerodrome, airport (See Note 2 below)

Aviation distribution systems

agents, res

Aviation education and research

author, educator, research, scientist, student

Aviation industry associations

Association, council, group, passenger-association, repbody, union, workinggroup

Aviation media

Conference, journal, magazine, media, press, show

Aviation professionals

consultant, crew, engineer, trainer, trader, broker, author, educator, scientist, journalist

Aviation suppliers & service providers

catering, consulting, entertainment, exchange, fuel, groundhandling, insurance, leasing, marketplace, services, trading, software

Business aircraft operators

Charter, taxi, pilot

Civil aviation authorities

accident-investigation, accident-prevention, air-surveillance, caa, civilaviation, control, dgca

Government organisations linked to aviation

Government

Pilots

Pilot

Note 1: Rules for subdomain airline.aero

Format: ICAO 3letterairlinedesignator.airline.aero (xxx.airline.aero) Eligibility : The Registrant wil require allocation of the three-letter airline designator by ICAO.

Revocation : The domain name will be revoked if the corresponding ICAO 3-letter designator is revoked.

Other requirements:

a) The Sponsor may register this domain name to improve predictability of the name space. The domain will be transferred to the eligible Registrant when requested by the relevant Registrar.

b) No other three- character domain names are permitted in the subdomain airline.aero.

c) Further restrictions on the use of this domain are specified in the policy for .aero shortcuts here.

Note 2: Rules for subdomain airport.aero

Format: IATA3letterlocationdesignator.airport.aero (xxx.airport.aero) and ICAO4letterlocatiodesignator.airport.aero (xxxx.airport.aero)

Eligibility : The Registrant must be an operator of an airport or airfield with the corresponding location designator allocated by IATA or ICAO.

Revocation : The domain name will be revoked if the registrant ceases to be an operator of the airport or if the corresponding location designator is revoked by IATA or ICAO.

Other requirements:

a) The Sponsor may register this domain name to improve predictability of the name space. The domain will be transferred to the eligible Registrant when requested by the relevant Registrar.

b) No other three- or four- character domain names are permitted in the subdomain airport.aero.

c) Further restrictions on the use of this domain are specified in the policy for .aero shortcuts here.

12. Special Industry Names

Special Industry Names are limited in number and are listed in the Appendix par 26. The Sponsor reserves the right to include new names in the list of reserved names.

Allocation

Special industry names can be allocated by the Sponsor to any member of the aviation community, who in the opinion of the Sponsor will use the domain name for the best benefit of the aviation community.

The following allocation mechanisms are currently used:

  • the name is allocated to a .aero representative body for its own use;
  • the right is given to a .aero representative body to allocate the name;
  • the name is allocated on the basis of a proposal submitted to the Sponsor.

A party interested in the allocation of a special industry name is required to submit a proposal to the Sponsor stating their credentials and describing the intended use of the name. To determine whether the allocation of a special industry name is in the best interest of the aviation community, the Sponsor will normally solicit the advice of the Dot Aero Council.

Registration

Once a special industry name has been allocated, it can then be registered through any .aero registrar following the usual domain registration process.

IV. Licence Rules

13. Licence period and renewals

The initial licence period for a .aero domain name is two years. The licence to use the .aero domain name can be renewed at the end of each licence period for further terms of one year, subject to the current terms and conditions. The Registrar will attempt to contact the Registrant (or their agent) when the .aero domain name requires renewal, but the Registrant is responsible to ensure renewal.

14. Continuing eligibility

If the Licensee ceases to be a member of the Registrant Group to which their .aero domain name is associated, then the Licensee must cancel registration of that .aero domain name within 14 days of ceasing to be a member.

15. Domain name licence transfer

The licence to use the .aero domain name may only be transferred in the following circumstances:

a) the person to whom the .aero domain name is to be transferred to meets the criteria set out in this .aero Domain Management Policy for the holder of that .aero domain name; and

b) the prescribed fee is paid.

Transfers of a .aero domain name are carried out by the Registrar of the .aero domain name.

16. Revoking a domain name licence

The Registrant agrees with the Sponsor that the Sponsor may revoke the license to use a .aero domain name for the reasons outlined below:

Change in status

If the Registrant ceases to be a member of the Registrant Group to which their .aero domain name is associated.

Fee not paid

If the prescribed fee is not paid within the required time.

Breach of warranty

If a warranty supplied by the Registrant or their agent is breached.

Incorrect information

If misleading, incomplete or incorrect information is supplied in the application.

Failure to comply with this policy

If the Registrant fails to comply with this policy.

Court decision

If a court of competent authority determines that the .aero domain name should not be licensed to the Registrant, be removed from the registry or be licensed to another person.

Improper use

If the .aero domain name, or the use of the .aero domain name, is not in the best interests of the aviation community.

Instruction

If instructed by the Registrant.

Error

If a .aero domain name which could not otherwise be registered under this policy is registered through mistake.

V. Dispute Resolution Policies

17. ERP

All Registrants agree to be bound by the Eligibility Reconsideration Policy ("ERP"). This policy, which operates by way of a request for reconsideration, applies to any challenge by a Registrant to a decision by the Sponsor

(a) that the Registrant does not or does no longer meet the .aero eligibility requirements as described in this Policy, and so is not entitled to an Aviation Community Membership ID; or

(b) if the registrant is a holder of a .aero domain name, to revoke the domain name licence.

Full text of the ERP is located here.

18. CEDRP

All Registrants agree to be bound by the Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution Policy ("CEDRP"). The CEDRP applies to challenges to registered .aero domain names on the grounds that the Registrant does not meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Sponsored TLD Charter.

Full text of the CEDRP is located at the following address: http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/sponsored/sponsorship-agmt-att12-13oct01.htm

19. UDRP

All Registrants agree to be bound by the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP"). The UDRP applies to challenges to registered domain names on the grounds that domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark in which the complainant has rights.

Full text of the UDRP is located at the following address: http://www.icann.org/dndr/udrp/policy.htm

20. Other disputes

All disputes over .aero domain names not covered by the above policies are to be resolved via the procedure outlined below:

(a) The originator of the dispute sends notice of the dispute in writing to the Sponsor.

(b) The originator, the Sponsor and any third parties must attempt to settle the dispute by negotiation.

(c) If the above attempts fail to settle the dispute, the parties agree to refer the dispute to arbitration and all parties must agree to be bound by the ruling of the arbitrator. The arbitral tribunal shall consist of a sole arbitrator. The place of arbitration will be Geneva, Switzerland. The dispute shall be decided in accordance with the law of Switzerland.

VI. Verification of eligibility and domain name registrations

The Sponsor may operate a verification system to prevent the misuse of Aviation Community Membership IDs and to ensure that this Policy is complied with. The verification may be conducted by the Sponsor or by a third party appointed by the Sponsor.

If a Registrant is selected for verification, then it may be asked to provide supporting information demonstrating that it meets the eligibility requirements set at this Policy or that the .aero domain name complies with this Policy.

If the Registrant fails to co-operate with a request or fails to co-operate within a reasonable time period, then the Sponsor may cancel the Aviation Community Membership ID and revoke the licence for the .aero domain names registered by that Registrant.

If a domain name registered as a registered entity name or trademark has become available for registration following the cancellation by Sponsor for non compliance with the domain allocation rules, then for this name the domain allocation rules valid at the time of the original registration will be in force for this domain name for another 30 days.

VII. Warranties and definitions

21. Warranties

The administration of the .aero domain relies upon the information and warranties supplied by the Registrant.

By applying for a .aero domain name, the Registrant:

  • warrants that the Registrant meets the eligibility requirements set at this Policy;
  • warrants that the domain name complies with this policy;
  • warrants that the information provided by the Registrant is complete, true and correct;
  • warrants that the registration and use of the .aero domain name does not breach any third party's rights (such as those of a registered trademark holder);
  • warrants that they have read and understood this policy and proceed on the basis that this policy is legally binding; and
  • indemnifies the Sponsor to the full extent legally permitted against all claims and demands from third parties regarding registration and use of the .aero domain name.

22. Definitions

".aero Office" refers to the Eligibility and Name Selection Services Organization responsible for (a) application of policies concerning eligibility of persons or entities to receive new or renewal registrations of Registered Names and (b) application of policies concerning selection of Registered Names to be registered to particular persons or entities.

"Registrant" is the applicant for or holder of a Registered Name.

"Registrar" is an entity or person accredited by ICANN and appointed by Sponsor to act as a registrar for domain names within the .aero domain.

"SITA" means Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques, a Belgian co-operative corporation.

Appendix

23. Terms of partnerships with Representative Bodies

Representative Bodies play a key role and offer additional value to their members in representing the interests of Registrant Groups. The table below summarizes the benefits and responsibilities that SITA offers to these organizations. Those are standard terms that can be adapted to fit the reality of each organization.

Responsibilities

Benefits

  • Participation in the development of the .aero domain management
    Provide advice and recommendations on the domain name policy on behalf of their Registrant Group.
  • Sponsor new applicants
    Facilitate the registration of non-members belonging to registrant group by sponsoring their application.
  • Definition of community sector criteria
    Define the eligibility criteria to be applied to any potential registrant in their Registrant Group.
  • Provide means to solve conflict
    Recommend panellists to resolve disputes between registrants.
  • Expand .aero knowledge
    Support .aero marketing actions for information and educational purposes among the related Registrant Group.
  • Inform members about .aero
    Association will inform its members of the opportunities to be derived from registering a .aero domain name and communicate to them an Aviation Community Membership ID required for registration.
  • Web referencing
    Association will provide a link to the .aero web site from their own web site.
  • Control and use of sub-domains
    Representative Body has the opportunity to ensure that the interest and specific requirements of its industry group are properly captured into the .aero domain management policy. In particular, it will define allocated sub-domain for its sector.
  • Participate in .aero governance
    The Representative Body can become a member of the Dot-Aero Council (DAC), thus advising SITA on the policies and the management of the .aero domain.
  • Expand membership
    The sponsoring mechanism will allow Representative Body to generate contacts with potential new members.
  • Distribute Special Industry Names
    The Representative Body benefits from an allocation of up to 10 special industry names to be distributed among its group of registrants.
  • Get special domain names
    The Representative Body will get allocated five special names for its own use.
  • Community
    The Representative Body will have the ability to recommend other associations as partner association in the Registrant Group.
  • Web referencing
    SITA will provide a link from the .aero web site to the association's web site. By being referenced on the .aero website, .aero partner associations will also benefit from other enhanced exposure related to .aero marketing campaigns as well as direct access from the web site.

24. Terms of partnerships with .aero Partner Associations

.aero Partner Associations play a key role and offer additional value to their members in ensuring that the .aero domain names are allocated to members of the aviation community. The table below summarizes the benefits and responsibilities that SITA offers to these organizations. Those are standard terms that can be adapted to fit the reality of each organization.

Responsibilities

Benefits

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  • Provide list of members for pre-authentication
    Provide SITA with an electronic list of the association's members including contact names and e-mail addresses, thereby ensuring that these members benefit from pre-authentication required for being eligible.
  • Inform members about .aero
    Association will inform its members of the opportunities to be derived from registering a .aero domain name and communicate to them an Aviation Community Membership ID required for registration.
  • Web referencing
    Association will provide a link to the .aero web site from their own web site.
  • Simplify members' registration
    By co-operating with SITA in the eligibility validation process, the association ensures that its members are recognised as an integral part of the aviation community, while saving them the costs and resources to prove their eligibility by other means.
  • Shared mailing / e-mailing costs
    SITA will agree with the Association on the form and distribution of the related information contents to ensure that Association members can be made aware of those benefits.
  • Web referencing
    SITA will provide a link from the .aero web site to the association's web site. By being referenced on the .aero website, .aero partner associations will also benefit from other enhanced exposure related to .aero marketing campaigns as well as direct access from the web site.

25. Requirements for submitting an application to receive an Aviation Community Membership ID

Registrant Group

Credentials type

Credentials Value

Fax/mail with application

Airline or Commercial Operator

Air Operating Certificate

Date issued

Air Operating Certificate

Airline or Commercial Operator

IATA 2character airline identifier

Code

Airline or Commercial Operator

ICAO 3letter airline identifier

Code

Airline or Commercial Operator

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Business Aircraft Operator

US: Compliance with part 91

Business location - city, state

Statement of compliance

Business Aircraft Operator

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Explanatory letter

Airport

IATA 3 letter location identifier

Code

Airport

ICAO 4 letter location identifier

Code

Airport

FAA 3 or 4 character location identifier

Code

Airport

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Association

Articles of Association

URL of an active web site or free text

Association

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Civil Aviation Authority

ICAO member

Country name

Civil Aviation Authority

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Aerospace

Design, Manufacturing or Maintenance Organisation Approval

Date issued

Aerospace

JAA Technical Standard Order

Date issued

Aerospace

Production Certificate

Date issued

Aerospace

Manufacturer Maintenance Certificate

Date issued

Aerospace

Air Agency Certificate

Date issued

Aerospace

Technical Standard Order

Date issued

Aerospace

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Air Freight and Logistics

IATA Accredited Cargo Agent

IATA assigned numeric code

Air Freight and Logistics

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Air Navigation Services Provider

License holder

Country where you operate

Air Navigation Services Provider

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Air Safety Medical and Certification

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Aviation Distribution System

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Aviation Education and Research

Air traffic controller school

Location – city, country

Aviation Education and Research

Flight school or aviation maintenance school

Location – city, country

Aviation Education and Research

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Aviation Media

ISSN

Number

Aviation Media

ISBN

Number

Aviation Media

Web site

URL of an active web site

Aviation Media

Air show/conference

Date, location

Aviation Media

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Government Organisation

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Pilot

Pilot License

Date issued

Pilot

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Aerial Works

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Air Sports and recreational aviation

Affiliation to FAI Member Organisation

Name of FAI organisation

Air Sports and recreational aviation

FAI Calendar Championship ID Number

ID number

Air Sports and recreational aviation

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Aviation Professional

Holder of an airline air crew identity card

Airline name

Aviation Professional

Holder of a flight instructor certificate

Rating/Date isued

Aviation Professional

Holder of an air crew or flight engineer certificate issued by national Civil Aviation Authority

Rating/Date isued

Aviation Professional

US: Holder of Airman Certificate

Rating/Date isued

Aviation Professional

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

Aviation Supplier or Service Provider

Other

URL of an active web site or free text

Supporting documentation

"Registrant Group" refers to the Group of which Registrant is a member.

"Credentials type" refers to the type of credentials the Registrant possesses and will provide to the .aero Office when required.

"Credentials value" refers to a value related to the credentials type.

"Fax/mail with application" indicates what documents (if any) must to be submitted by way of mail or fax to the .aero Office together with the application. If the field is empty, no document is required to be faxed or mailed at the time the application is submitted. The .aero Office can however request the document in the course of verification of the application.

Each registrant group includes a credential type "Other". This is to open a possibility for registration to Registrant who do not possess any credentials defined in this document but are members of a particular Registrant Group.

"Supporting documentation" refers to a any document provided by the registrant showing that the registrant is member of the registrant group selected. Each supporting document is manually reviewed by the .aero Office.

26. List of Reserved names

Domain names reserved from registration or domain names reserved for registration as "Special Industry Names" are listed on the web site here.