About .AERO

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The .aero domain is the top gTLD for legitimate aviation companies and related organizations. It was introduced in 2002 by SITA, a leading provider of aerospace information technologies and communications. In order to register a .aero domain name, you have to obtain a SITA ID by completing their verification process. This process makes .aero a highly exclusive domain, reserved solely for authentic aviation organizations and individuals.

Despite this exclusivity, SITA keeps .aero domains priced fairly in order to be accessible even by small businesses. At 101domain, we honor that same fair pricing structure.

Who can buy a .AERO domain?

  • Pilots—.aero is a great choice for pilots, both commercial and private, to host their professional websites. When you combine your .aero domain with Google Workspace, you get access to a multitude of helpful features, such as a professional email address like [email protected]
  • Airlines, Airports, and Aircraft Operators—Airlines, large and small, can greatly benefit from a .aero domain, either as a primary website, or a redirect address as part of a larger domain portfolio or specific marketing campaign.
  • Flight Schools—Aviation schools are eligible and encouraged to use a .aero domain name to bring a sense of legitimacy to their name, and make their website easy to find.
  • Industry Service Providers—The broadest category of .aero registrations is any type of service provider within the aviation industry. This can include mechanics, parts manufacturers, catering, upholstery, FBOs, and more.
  • Other Official Categories—According to the .aero registry, other eligible categories for registration include: Aerial Works, Aerospace, Freight and Logistics, Navigation, Safety Medical and Certification, Air Sports and Recreational Aviation, Association, Distribution, Education and Research, Media, Aviation Professional, Supplier, Business Aircraft Operator, Civil Aviation Authority, and Government Organization.

Why register a .AERO domain?

Credibility. .aero domains are short, catchy, and memorable which means you can set yourself apart online. YourName.aero instantly builds interest for yourself and your aeronautical business.

Exclusivity. Since .aero domains are reserved exclusively for airlines and industry service providers, registering one today can put your brand on the cutting edge. Plus, there’s less competition for the best names when compared to more crowded domains like .com or .org.

Build your domain portfolio. With the digital landscape rapidly evolving, investing in your online presence gives you a huge advantage over the competition. A .aero domain is an excellent opportunity for any worldwide company to expand reachability and security. Learn more about domain portfolio management.

Custom .AERO emails.

Owning a .aero domain also opens up the opportunity to get a professional custom email address with Google Workspace. Set yourself apart with a trustworthy, easy-to-remember email address so your clients can contact you with ease.

Special Requirements for .AERO.

In order to maintain the integrity of .aero websites, SITA requires that you complete the verification process on their website. Once approved, you will receive your SITA ID and password, which you can then use to register your domain right here on 101domain. Your SITA ID.

DNSSEC is available for .aero domain

Frequently asked questions about .aero.

How do I buy a .aero domain?
To purchase your domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the .aero generic domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.
Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .aero?
Exclusively for companies and individuals in the aviation industry. SITA ID and password are required to register the domain. If you don't have a SITA ID and password, please go here. Once you have the SITA aero-ID and authkey, you can register easily through our website.
Does .aero domain have a special use?
Other information I need to know about .aero?
Effective l0 November 2023, the Registry will no longer accept any new or renewing .aero registrations determined to be originating from or associated with the following countries and territories: Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Venezuela, and the disputed Ukrainian territories of Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zapofizhzhia.
Are there any additional fees for .aero?
.AERO requires a one-time set up fee to transfer .AERO domain name under our management.
What is the .Aero domain extension used for?
.aero is used by any organization related to aviation. This includes large airlines as well as service providers such as airplane mechanics, flight schools, and more.
How do I buy a .aero domain?
First, you must obtain a SITA ID and password. Once that’s done, you can register your domain name easily through 101domain. Just search available domains and choose yours!
Is Aero a valid domain extension?
Yes, .aero is a valid gTLD (Generic Top-Level Domain) recognized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Who runs Aero?
Aero is run by SITA, the same organization that introduced the extension in 2002.

Technical information for .aero.

  • TLD .aero
  • Type gTLD
  • Registration 68.49 USD
  • Renewal 89.99 USD
  • Transfer 68.49 USD / Transfer in your .aero
  • Time to Register Instant
  • Registration Period 1 - 10 years
  • Private Registration Not Available
  • DNSSEC Supported / Learn how to add DNSSEC
  • Trustee/Proxy Service No
  • Individuals can register Yes
  • Businesses can register Yes
  • Registry SITA
  • Information updated 2024-04-24

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Why manage your .aero domain with 101domain?

101domain is an international domain registration service with the largest selection of global domain names across a variety of subjects. A .aero domain is just one of the many TLDs we can find, register, and manage for you and your business.