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REGISTRATION OF '.PRO-DOMAINS' STARTS JULY 31 2003 - ONLY FOR LAWYERS, DOCTORS AND ACCOUNTANTS
COLOGNE, Germany - July 18, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Secura GmbH, an ICANN
accredited registrar, announced today that the company is now accepting
pre-registration and registration of ".pro-domains" beginning July 31,
2003. The pro-domains are an exclusive domain for professionals. You are
entitled to get a pro-domain only if you are a lawyer, medical doctor, or
Other liberal professions may later also be in the position to order a
pro-domain. A self certification that you belong to one of these groups is
necessary. It is not possible to register at .pro, but at law.pro, med.pro
and cpa.pro. Professionals can pre-register for free at the ICANN
Registrar Secura ( https://www.domainregistry.de/pro.html ).
What is .Pro?
Professionals spend years in school to further their education, years in
training and preparation to pass strict exams and finally achieve a
license to practice in their field of specialty. Along with maintaining
their image and credibility, a professional must earn the trust of his/her
client. This is easy to establish in person, but difficult to convey over
the Internet. In the physical world - professionals and their clients can
have private and confidential discussions, face to face or telephonically.
To ensure trust online and conduct business with propriety, communications
and transactions must remain private and secure.
RegistryPro offers a way to solve this challenge with the new Top Level
Domain (TLD) extension . The .Pro TLD will offer professionals a
distinctive presence on the Internet. Unlike other more common domain
names, such as .com and .net, RegistryPro's .Pro names will be uniquely
valuable since they will be available only to professionals who self
certify that they meet the eligibility requirements. The ProCert
Certificate is based on the self certification of the customer and an
individual check of each applicant by the Registrar, who uses databases
and records for this check.
Additionally, RegistryPro will offer profession specific domain strings,
such as .law.pro, .med.pro and .cpa.pro allowing the online community to
immediately identify the professional field they seek. Professional
integrity is important to you and so is providing confidential
communication to your clients and or patients. The .Pro bundle, which
includes the .ProCert professional level digital certificate, offers you a
solution for identifying yourself as a concerned professional who takes
electronic security seriously.
.Pro provides the efficiency of the digital
economy with the security to support it. .Pro is unlike any other domain
name extension to date. It is exclusively available to professionals who
certify that they meet the requirements of their profession and provide
eligibility information with their registration. To facilitate private and
confidential communications, .Pro will be the first registry to bundle a
digital certificate with every domain name, which will provide the ability
to send encrypted and non-repudiated email. Other security services such
as time-stamping and electronic notarization are also possible.
The .Pro product includes a web address for the following professions:
A validation process cross-verifies the registrant's self-certified
personal identity and professional information against appropriate
licensing databases (i.e. state, or jurisdiction specific). Other services
will be available and provided through the Registrar such as website
design, web hosting, email and more.
What are the basic eligibility criteria?
Generally, to be in compliance with the professional eligibility
requirements, a registrant must be either:
1. An individual who is currently licensed as a Certified Public
Accountant, a physician (including a medical doctor) or an attorney at
law, who is currently licensed in one of the 50 United States or the
District of Columbia;
2. An organization, that provides accounting, legal or medical
professional services, and has an employee who satisfies one of the
above criteria and registers on behalf of such entity or organization.
Examples of such organizations include: accounting firms, hospitals,
legal publishers, medical supply companies, or even the law department
of a large company.
Secura GmbH is an ICANN accredited registrar of Top Level Domains.
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