The information below is based on currently available information which might be subject to change. Parties are advised to consult with the Registry.

Purpose: Sponsored TLD for members of the aviation community
Registry: SITA Information Networking Computing USA, Inc
Status: Accreditation Agreement with ICANN signed on December 17, 2001
AERO Sponsorship Agreement with ICANN signed on June 11, 2009
Registration Restrictions: Only intended for the use of the members of the aviation community. Registration of a .aero domain name is done in 2 steps:

1. Identification: before a registrant can submit an application for a .aero domain name, the registrant must be recognized as a member of the aviation community and obtain an Aviation Membership ID from the Registry.

2. Registration: once the registrant has obtained an Aviation Membership ID, the Registrant can obtain a .aero domain name from an accredited Registrar. See .aero Domain Management Policy

Historical Policies and Documents:  
Dispute Resolution Policies:

Eligibility Reconsideration Policy

Applicants and registrants can file a request for reconsideration against a decision by the Sponsor:

(a) that the applicant does not meet the .aero eligibility requirements and so is not entitled to an Aviation Community Membership ID (a requirement to obtain a .aero domain name); or
(b) that the registrant does no longer meet the .aero eligibility requirements and so its domain name license is revoked and the corresponding domain name is cancelled.

Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution Policy

All registrants agree to be bound by the CEDRP. The CEDRP applies to challenges filed by a third party to registered .aero domain names on the grounds that the registrant does not meet the .aero eligibility requirements.

Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

All registrants agree to be bound by the UDRP. The UDRP applies to challenges to registered domain names based on the grounds that:

(i) a domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark in which the complainant has rights; and
(ii) the registrant has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and
(iii) the domain name has been registered and used in bad faith.