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Protect Your Business Before .Pro Relaunch!

August 26, 2008; 08:32 AM

BOSTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Act now to protect your company name and trademarks before the relaunch of .pro! Pre-register for the .pro domain today for just $49 before the domain is officially relaunched on September 8, 2008.

At the relaunch, the price of owning a .pro domain will decrease to less than $25 -- and become available on a global basis. However, trademark owners and businesses possessing license credentials can protect themselves by pre-registering now.

"The .pro registry is anticipating a rush of transactions to occur at its relaunch," says Thomas Barrett, President of EnCirca. "We strongly advise our customers offering professional services to safeguard their brands and trademarks by pre-registering their trademarks with us before September 8."

EnCirca ( is accepting pre-registrations on a first come, first-served basis for $49. All applicants will be required to submit license credentials to qualify.

The relaunch of the .pro domain is occurring because the domain is now available to licensed professionals from every country in the world. Previously, .pro was limited to professionals in the engineering, accounting, legal, and medical fields in the United States and three other countries. Now all licensed professionals from Australia, Canada, France, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Japan, England, China, Brazil, Germany and everywhere else in the world are eligible for .pro.

"We are excited that the new .pro domain name is open to licensed professionals internationally," says Barrett. "But, we caution professionals to not delay in their registrations, as business names, trademarks, product names, marketing slogans, and personal names will all be up for grabs at the relaunch."

All international businesses and individuals holding professional licenses can take advantage of this domain, including:

- Lawyers, attorneys, barristers, solicitors; advokat, jurist (Danish); advocaat (Dutch); avocat, juriste, (French); Rechtsanwalt, Jurist (German); avvocato, giurista (Italian); advogado (Portuguese); abogado, jurista, jurisconsulto, jurisperito (Spanish); jurist, advokat, lagklok (Swedish)

- Doctors; doktor (Danish); dokter, doctor, reparateur (Dutch); docteur (French); Arzt, Doktor (German); medico, dottore (Italian); doutor (Portuguese); medico, facultativo, doctor (Spanish); doktor, vard Skeppskock (Swedish)

- Accountants; bogholder, revisor (Danish); accountant (Dutch); comptable (French); Buchprufer, Rechnungsprufer, Wirtschaftsprufer, Buchhalter (German); ragioniere, contabile (Italian); contador, auditor (Portuguese); contador, contable (Spanish); revisor (Swedish)

- Dentists; tandarts (Dutch); dentiste (French); Zahnarzt (German); dentista (Italian); dentista (Portuguese); dentista, odontologo (Spanish)

About EnCirca

EnCirca was formed in 2001 and is accredited by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and is the leading ICANN-Accredited registrar for the dot-pro domain, operated by a Hostway subsidiary called RegistryPro, a domain name registry exclusively for professionals who wish to brand and promote themselves on the Internet. For more information, please visit

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