Domain Name News
Vegas airports gobble up new .aero domains
October 17, 2002
Users of the World Wide Web already know dot-com, dot-edu, dot-gov and dot-org domain names.
Now, Las Vegas-area airports have staked out eight of the first 1,745 addresses in a new "dot-aero" domain that opened earlier this year to aviation and aerospace-related interests worldwide.
"Having dot-aero is like having a brand new street map where none of the street names are taken yet," Martin Gaskell, Geneva-based director for SITA, a company managing access to the dot-aero domain.
Ventures eligible for dot-aero addresses are airports, air freight and logistics companies, airlines and commercial operators, aviation industry associations, business aircraft operators, recreational aviators, commercial pilots and government organizations linked to aviation.
Gaskell said that by the end of August, 1,745 dot-aero addresses had registered since the domain category opened in March. He said aircraft operators worldwide have taken 459 dot-aero domains, while airports secured 318.
Details at: http://www.n-jcenter.com/2002/Oct/17/NOTE1.htm