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In Celebration of Engineers Week, Domain Name Launches for Engineers Only

.Pro domain expands to provide secure and confidential Internet communication to engineers who seek the highest assurance in a registry

February 9, 2005; 11:19 PM

( - CHICAGO, February 8, 2005 - In acknowledgement of Engineers Week (Feb. 20-26) across the U.S., RegistryPro today announces the upcoming launch of the domain name. The engineering community can look forward to a February 21, 2005 release date for their exclusive registration.

For greatly contributing to the progress of our everyday lifestyles, RegistryPro salutes engineers and offers them a distinguished identity on the Internet. With the launch, RegistryPro will also honor specific individuals in the engineering community on its website,, as well as feature an engineer-specific blog with a question of the day.

"Engineers dedicate their work to making our lives better, always remaining behind the scenes," said Michael DelCiello, general manager of RegistryPro and electrical engineering graduate. "Now with their own signature, they get the far-reaching recognition they deserve on the Internet."

Until now, doctors, lawyers and accountants have been the only professionals eligible to register for the .Pro domains. RegistryPro happily extends its registration to the engineering community who hold important characteristics that embody the .Pro extension: strong ethics, association involvement and public interest.

With the crowded .com space, not many usable Internet domain names still exist, yet, is available and will be reserved exclusively for engineers and their firms. Since only licensed, qualified engineers are eligible to receive, this domain confirms the members' statuses as engineering professionals.

In the U.S., the verification process relies on standards set by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and leverages each state's licensing boards to determine eligibility. In other countries, engineers are approved by local and regional associations such as the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, the Engineering Council UK, and the Bundesingenieurkammer in Germany.

In addition to offering engineers a differentiated Web identity, also provides professional credibility and secure communications. Each name comes bundled with technology, which allows for secure, encrypted communication to protect confidential client information in private online communications.

RegistryPro has been working closely with the National Society of Professional Engineers to deliver to the engineering community. "The Internet is undoubtedly one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century," said NSPE Executive Director Al Gray, Ph.D., P.E. "Now, through the domain, professional engineers will be able to distinguish themselves online and carry out confidential communications with clients and colleagues in their day-to-day business."

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.

Contact: Lauria Locsmondy, (312) 994-7720, or [email protected]

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