New Internet Domain Arriving in July for Legal, Medical and Accounting Professionals

Trademark Owners Have One Month to Protect their Intellectual Property

Apr 28, 2003, 01:00 ET from EnCirca, Inc.

    BOSTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- EnCirca, Inc. (,
 registrar for the .Pro Internet Domain, today launched the Sunrise Period for
 .Pro defensive name registrations.  The Sunrise Period gives registered
 trademark holders an opportunity to protect their brands in the .Pro domain
 before it becomes available for public registrations.  The Sunrise Period ends
 on June 1.
     Initially offered to doctors, lawyers and accountants, the .Pro solution
 is designed to assist professionals who have heightened confidentiality
 obligations in securing online communications such as client correspondence,
 patient information, court, tax, and insurance filings.
     "For the first time, professionals will be able to utilize the same
 security technology that the leading e-commerce websites use to interact with
 their customers," said Thomas Barrett, Chief Executive Officer of EnCirca.
 "This is accomplished via digital certificates that encrypt all data
 communications involving client and patient information," according to
     The initial .Pro Domains will be Law.Pro, Med.Pro and CPA.Pro.  All
 registrants must provide proof of their eligibility in order to qualify for a
 .Pro domain.  In return, they are issued a digital certificate that will
 authenticate their online communications.
     EnCirca is also accepting pre-registrations for the Open Registration
 Period.  This allows lawyers, doctors and accountants who do not qualify for
 the Sunrise Period to apply for their desired domain names in advance.  July 1
 is the planned launch date for professionals who want to register their .Pro
 domain name.
     About EnCirca
     Founded in 2001, EnCirca, Inc. ( is an accredited
 registrar for the .Pro registry.  It provides domain name registration
 services to trademark owners worldwide.  Visit for more
     EnCirca, Inc.
     Kate Moran
     Thomas Barrett
     781.492.1315 (cell)
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