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Hostway Appoints New President for RegistryPro


By Derek Iwasiuk
April 10, 2007

Hostway Corporation, a global leader in Web hosting and hosted services delivered over the Internet, today announced that Catherine Sigmar has been appointed President of RegistryPro, the exclusive operator of the .Pro top level domain (TLD) for professionals. In this role, Ms. Sigmar will be responsible for all aspects of the registry’s operations including strategy, marketing and sales, registrar support, legal affairs, and policy.

In addition, Ms. Sigmar will lead in the registry’s relationship with ICANN, and will contribute to setting policies for the promotion of the growth of the .Pro domain name as well as manage the general environment of the .Pro domain name.

In making the announcement, Lucas Roh, CEO of Hostway Corporation, the parent company of RegistryPro, said, “In Catherine, we have a colleague of depth, perspective, and global experience who also possesses the necessary leadership skills. Her international corporate experience as well as her background in the legal field will help enormously as we bring the benefits of .Pro domain names to professionals everywhere.”

Prior to joining RegistryPro, Ms. Sigmar held a number of international senior executive positions. Most recently she successfully led the strategic consulting group for the Americas at Intel Corporation. Before joining Intel, Ms. Sigmar lived in the UK where she held several senior sales, legal and operations positions with Invensys Plc, Baan Company. Ms. Sigmar had prior experience in legal and consulting roles with System Software Associates and Price Waterhouse. Ms. Sigmar holds a J.D. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Law from University of Western Ontario (Canada) and a B.A from Queens University (Canada).

Catherine Sigmar responded to the appointment by praising the incredible possibilities that RegistryPro presents for professionals as well as the domain name industry. “.Pro will represent for Internet users a trusted source for access to professionals and professional service firms. The .Pro extension will be the vehicle that professionals and professional service firms rely on to establish credibility as they continue to take advantage of the Web.”

About RegistryPro

RegistryPro operates the .Pro top-level domain (TLD), an Internet registry exclusively for professionals who meet specific eligibility requirements and undergo a verification process. All .Pro names are issued with a digital certificate, an online passport that facilitates secure communications and transactions. RegistryPro provides a new way for professionals to distinguish themselves on the Internet by using the .Pro extension. Initially offered to doctors, lawyers, accountants, and engineers, the .Pro domain name provides a solution for professionals who require heightened confidentiality and security in their online communications.

About Hostway

Hostway Corporation is a leading global provider of Domain Names, Web Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, and Online Marketing services to more than 600,000 customers worldwide. Founded in 1998, Hostway is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Austin, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Vancouver, London, Paris, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hanover, Frankfurt, Bucharest, Sydney, Mumbai, and Seoul. For more information, please visit

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