Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registry Agreements
Schedule of Reserved Names
(11 June 2009)
Except to the extent that ICANN otherwise expressly authorizes in writing, the Registry Operator shall reserve names formed with the following labels from initial (i.e. other than renewal) registration within the TLD:
A. Labels Reserved at All Levels. The following names shall be reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which Registry Operator makes registrations:
B. Additional Second-Level Reservations. In addition, the following names shall be reserved at the second level:
- All single-character labels.
- All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two-character label string shall be released to the extent that the Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager, or the ISO 3166 maintenance agency, whichever appropriate. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.
C. Two Letter Airline Designator Codes. As of the Effective Date of this contract, Sponsor allows airlines and other aviation community members to register their specific industry standard two-character airline designator codes currently managed by IATA (International Air Transport Association) as second-level domain identifiers in the Sponsored TLD. Sponsor clearly and publicly states that the industry standard two-character airline designator codes have nothing to do with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes relating to the names of countries and distinct economies (“ccTLDs”). [NOTE: this text was incorporated and adapted from Appendix 23, Part 6 of the existing agreement].
D. Tagged Domain Names. All labels with hyphens in the third and fourth character positions (e.g., "bq--1k2n4h4b" or "xn--ndk061n")
E. Second-Level Reservations for Registry Operations. The following names are reserved for use in connection with the operation of the registry for the Registry TLD. Registry Operator may use them, but upon conclusion of Sponsor’s designation as Sponsor of the registry for the Registry TLD they shall be transferred as specified by ICANN:
F. Names Registered to Sponsor. Sponsor may register up to 1000 domain names directly with the Registry Operator and keep these names under direct management in accordance with the .aero Domain Management Policy until the conclusion of its designation by ICANN as the sponsor for the Sponsored TLD. At that time, all such names that are registered to the Sponsor (but not including those in Part B below) will be transferred at the conclusion of status of sponsor of the registry.
Note: for clarity reasons, all the names listed hereafter are written without the “.aero” suffix.
Part A: Names to Be Transferred at Conclusion of Sponsor Status:
Within 90 days of it being determined that Sponsor will conclude its designation by ICANN as the Sponsor for the Sponsored TLD, Sponsor will submit a list of all names that it has under direct management as described above.
Part B: Names Retained by SITA at Conclusion of its Status as Sponsor: