In Celebration of Engineers Week, Domain Name Launches for Engineers Only: Engineers. We Built It, It's Our Domain.

.Pro domain expands to provide secure and confidential Internet communication

to engineers who seek the highest assurance in a registry

Feb 08, 2005, 00:00 ET from RegistryPro

    CHICAGO, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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
     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
     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 is the exclusive operator of the .Pro Top-Level Domain (TLD)
 and the first and only domain extension intended exclusively for professionals
 on the Internet. The company is the first registry to require enhanced
 security through the issuance of digital certificates, with registrants
 required to self-certify their professional status in order to obtain a .Pro
 domain and digital certificate bundled solution. Using a .Pro domain name as a
 platform, professionals may obtain additional security features to comply with
 security and confidentiality obligations. RegistryPro is a subsidiary of
 Hostway Corporation, a leading global provider of Web hosting and managed
 services to 300,000 customers worldwide.
      Contact: Lauria Locsmondy, RegistryPro, 312/994-7720,
      Tina Janczura, Slack Barshinger, 312/970-5841,

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