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    we request that SITA states clearly and publicly
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 17 2005, @01:38AM (#15932)
    http://www.icann.org/tlds/wischhoefer-to-touton-30 aug01.htm

    Now SITA, the Sponsor of the new sTLD (".aero"), informed us about their intention to use IATA 2-character airline designator codes (Resolution 762) in the second level domain of the structure of the new .aero TLD.

    We discussed this request with Ms Rosa Delgado, Internet Industry Relations Director of SITA. Relevant excerpts of these discussion via e-mail are attached to this document. (Annex II)

    Ms Delgado informed us that SITA is working in close collaboration with the main aviation organizations i.e. IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), ACI (Airports Council International) and SITA (Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautique) in this area.

    As .aero is a restricted TLD specifically addressed to the global aviation community, SITA believes that the utilization of the IATA two-character airline codes provides a real value to specific communities and enhances the utility of the sTLDs in cyberspace.

    After having considering all information provided by SITA we would like to state the following:

            The ISO 3166/MAS does not object to the request of SITA. We do not expect any serious problems if SITA reserves the IATA two-character airline designator codes in the restricted .aero domain. However, we request that SITA states clearly and publicly that two-letter combinations preceding .aero have nothing to do with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes (i.e. ccTLDs) in the .aero TLD.

    The reasoning for this attitude of the ISO 3166/MAS is as follows:

            IATA two-letter codes for airlines have been in use in the aviation community for about 50 years. They are a well established coding system within that community. The chances that these two-letter code elements can be mistaken for ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 code elements are thus quite small.

    Finally, we would like to state that the assessment of the particular situation within the aviation community (.aero) made by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency Secretariat must under no circumstances be regarded as setting a precedent for possible uses of two-letter codes as SLDs in other new TLDs.
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    Airlines Set to Take Many More 2-Letter TLDs
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 17 2005, @01:41AM (#15933)
    "IATA two-letter codes for airlines have been in use in the aviation community for about 50 years. They are a well established coding system within that community. The chances that these two-letter code elements can be mistaken for ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 code elements are thus quite small."
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