.aero is a specialized Top Level Domain (TLD) and unlike most other TLDs, it has a number of restrictions. This page provides a summary of the restrictions. For full information you can always turn to our Domain Management Policy. You can also browse the list of individual reserved names here.
You can register .aero domain names, which:
Names which cannot be registered
Country names and names of geographical areas: names, corresponding to country codes, country names and geographical areas cannot be registered.
Other reserved names: there is a number of names, which cannot be reserved.
Names which can only be registered following a special rule
Airport codes: all location identifier codes are reserved for airport operators only. All names are pre-activated and you can simply type [code].aero. Registration follows a special procedure.
Airline codes: all 2-character airline designators are reserved for airlines only. All names are pre-activated and you can simply type [code].aero. Registration follows a special procedure.
Flight numbers: these names are only available for registration by airlines and airports. Special registration and transfer rules apply, for details see Domain Management Policy.
Route Codes: these names are only available for registration by airports. Special registration and transfer rules apply, for details see Domain Management Policy.
Special Industry Names: Special industry names can be allocated by the Sponsor following a consultation with Dot Aero Council to any member of the aviation community, who will use the domain name for the best benefit of the aviation community. You can request an allocation of a reserved name, indicating the reasons for allocation, by e-mailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For details see Domain Management Policy.
Subdomains: Each registrant group was allocated one or more subdomains for registration of domain names. You can only register these names if you belong to the group to which the subdomain was allocated. Further restrictions may apply in each subdomain (e.g. in XXXX.AIRPORT.AERO, XXXX must be an ICAO location code).