ICANN Resolutions » 2004-05-25 - SITA Domain Name Activation
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Board authorizes amendments to .AERO Agreement to implement planned population of second level.
Whereas, SITA is the registry operator for the .aero top-level domain;
Whereas, SITA requested and received authorization from ICANN in October 2003, to register up to 1000 names to perform testing of a new product intended to add services to the aviation community when using the .aero domain names;
Whereas, currently more than 200 airports have registered their three-letter-location-code.aero.
Whereas, on 17 March 2004 SITA requested that ICANN amend SITA's Registry Agreement to permit SITA to populate the second level according to a proposed plan. In the first step, it is necessary to activate .aero domain names corresponding to all aviation community agreed two and three character airline and airport location code identifiers. (e.g. <lh.aero> and <lax. aero>). Endorsement to this request has been given by the DOT AERO Council
Resolved [04.44], that the ICANN President and General Counsel are authorized to negotiate and implement modifications to SITA's Registry Agreement with ICANN for operation of the .aero top-level domain as deemed necessary to provide for the offering of such proposed population of the second level with airline and/or airport location code identifiers by SITA, provided that the offering of such second level allocation by SITA would be in accordance with and consistent with all other applicable contractual limitations in the Registry Agreement.