Only members of the aviation community– incorporating airlines, airports, companies, organizations, associations, government agencies and qualified individuals, may register a domain name in .aero.
All .aero domain names are included in the .aero Directory.
Request Aviation Community Membership ID (.aero ID )
Every registrant needs to obtain a .aero ID in order to be able to register .aero domains. Your .aero ID is the unique validity process, which screens potential domain registrants thus ensuring the integrity and the exclusivity of the .aero domain.
You may reserve your .aero domain before obtaining your .aero ID. However, your name will be in a pending status until you obtain your .aero ID.
Reliable, established, unique and exclusive.
.aero is aviation’s own Internet space offering an established alternative to the traditional TLDs – with the bonus that it is managed by aviation for aviation.
Technically, in the daily operations of the domain, there is no distinction between .aero and generic TLDs such as .com, .org and country specific TLDs. .aero’s registry services provided by Afilias who operate world-class technology supporting some of the largest generic TLDs in the world such as .info and .org
.aero is unique in that unlike other public domains. .aero can, and does, define it own policies designed to safeguard the integrity of the domain.
One such policy is the eligibility check of registrants. In most other public Internet domains, names are registered on a first come first served basis, with no requirements that registrants meet any registration criteria.
By contrast, as part of the .aero registration process, you must obtain a .aero ID. This unique validity process screens potential domain registrants ensuring that they are valid members of the community. Thus maintaining the the integrity and exclusivity of the .aero domain, whilst removing the potential of “cyber squatters” and domain name speculators.
Innovative Internet based services
But .aero is so much more than the provision of a domain name or Internet space, .aero is working to deliver innovative Internet-based services built on aviation naming and coding structures.
Ease of use
Registration and use of .aero domains does not interfere with existing domain structures. This is important to air transport businesses with a well-established Internet presence via the company name and country domain name.
We support your domain needs from start to finish.
There are many internet browsers that support Handshake domains such as Opera and various Chrome plugins.
Please visit our Handshake helpdesk article for more options on how to view your Handshake domains
NextDNS is one of the most popular methods for accessing Handshake domain names. Install NextDNS. You can click “try it now” on nextdns.io to connect your device and resolve Handshake domains. Scroll to the Setup Guide at NextDNS to select the option for your device, confirm with the green button at the top of the page, and then go to the “settings” tab to “resolve Handshake domains.”
Install the Resolvr add-on to view Handshake names directly in the search bar of your Firefox browser.
Try searching your site with the HNS.to gateway, which allows you to access Handshake names without downloading software or modifying your DNS settings. You may also conduct searches directly by prefixing Handshake domains with “hns.to/,” such as “hns.to/welcome.nb/.”
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