RegistryPro's 'First Fifteen' Engineers Receive the Exclusive Domain Name

.Pro Domain Launches Secure and Confidential Internet Communication to

Engineers Who Seek the Highest Assurance in a Registry

Feb 16, 2005, 00:00 ET from RegistryPro

    CHICAGO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- RegistryPro today announces its "First
 Fifteen" -- the first group of engineers to receive domains, the only
 Internet domain name which recognizes the ingenuity and significance of
 engineers.  The First Fifteen's accomplishments may be read on the registry's Website. Everyone from like-minded engineers to the general
 public will be amazed by the ways that these renowned professionals have
 contributed to the growth of society.
     "RegistryPro is pleased to extend its services to the highly important
 engineering community," said Michael DelCiello, general manager of RegistryPro
 and electrical engineering graduate. "In honor of this profession and to kick
 off the domain, we celebrate the accomplishments of these
 distinguished engineers, crowned RegistryPro's 'First Fifteen.'"
     The First Fifteen include engineers such as Robert E. Kahn, who founded
 the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) in 1986, and NASA's
 Gene Kranz -- flight director for the Apollo 11 lunar landing and head of
 Apollo 13's Tiger Team. Additionally, 11th U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel
 Wright Bodman and twelve other distinguished specialists comprise the reigning
 First Fifteen.
     The rest of the engineering community can look forward to a February 21,
 20p5 release date, in accordance with Engineers Week (Feb. 20-26)
 across the U.S.  The Website will also feature an
 engineer-specific blog. Topics will range from steps to help small companies
 (including U.S. engineers) reach international markets to add-related jobs for
 engineering positions.
     Previously, doctors, lawyers and accountants have been the only
 professionals eligible to register for the .Pro domains. RegistryPro now
 offers a distinguished identity on the Internet to engineers, their firms, and
 appropriate professionals who would benefit from the domain.
     The domain certifies 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, encineers 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
     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,

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