Volume of .PRO Domains Increase by 220% in Two Years

Register .PRO today with EnCirca - Final Days of Promotion

Boston, MA, August 30, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Only five days remain to take advantage of EnCirca’s .PRO promotion for the month of August. Register a new .PRO with EnCirca for the first year for only $3.49. This represents over 75 percent off the current price. Register now at EnCirca's Special .PRO August Promotion page at http://www.encirca.com/html/pro-domains.shtml

“The .PRO domain’s popularity continues to soar,” says Thomas Barrett, President of EnCirca. “Licensed professionals looking to brand themselves online prefer .PRO, especially as their preferred names are rarely available in .com.”

According to the most recently published ICANN reports:

- There was an increase in .PRO one-year registrations of 140% this year over last year – in comparison, there was less than a 9 % increase in .COM one-year registrations from 2011 to 2012.

- Although .PRO is experiencing fantastic growth, there are still thousands of great names available. Consider this: there are approximately 150,000 .PRO domain names registered. In comparison, there are over 100 million .COM names registered. To increase the likelihood of securing your preferred name, pick .PRO over .COM.

- The total number of .PRO domains continue to rise. The total number of .PRO domains increased by nearly 39% from 2011 to 2012, while the total number of .COM domains has only risen 8%.

- Over a two year period, there has been an increase in .PRO domains of nearly 220% (from 2010 - present)

“ Your preferred names no longer available in .com are likely available in .PRO,” adds Barrett.

Many of the most popular words in the English dictionary such as against.pro, enough.pro, autumn.pro, difference.pro, and necessary.pro are available for registration. See the complete and current list of the most common words available in our exclusive list.

.PRO is available to professionals who self-certify that they meet the eligibility requirements of their profession.

EnCirca calls all the following professions to take advantage of this low price: Lawyers, Accountants, Engineers, Doctors, Architects, Dentists, Educators, Chiropractors, Veterinarians, Surveyors, Plumbers, Inspectors, Investment Advisors, Real Estate Brokers, Insurance Brokers, Nurses, Opticians, Optometrists, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers, Building Contractors, Electricians, Patent and Trademark Examiners, Court Reporters, Police and Fire Safety Officers and any other profession where an official credential is required for a business or individual to offer services.

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 .PRO domain, operated by an Afilias 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 www.encirca.com
Kate Kalmakis Moran