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Proposed Renewal of the .AERO Registry Agreement

6 July 2021

Purpose: The purpose of this Public Comment proceeding is to obtain community input on the proposed renewal of the .AERO Registry Agreement (herein referred to as the .AERO renewal agreement). This renewal agreement is the result of bilateral discussions between the ICANN organization (org) and SITA Information Networking Computing USA, Inc. (SITA), the registry operator for the .AERO top-level domain (TLD).

Current Status: The current .AERO Registry Agreement (herein referred to as current .AERO agreement) will expire on 10 September 2021. Section 4.2 of the current .AERO agreement provides that it shall be renewed upon the expiration of the initial term set forth in Section 4.1.

Next Steps: Following review of the Public Comments received, ICANN org will prepare and publish a summary and analysis of the comments. Input provided will be taken into consideration in ICANN org's decision regarding the proposed .AERO renewal agreement.

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ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.