March 7, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) -
Web host and domain registrar, EnCirca, today unveiled a new .pro service for small firms and independent consultants.
The .pro domain was created in 2004 but currently supports only lawyers (law.pro, bar.pro and jur.pro), accountants (cpa.pro, aca.pro), doctors (med.pro) and engineers (eng.pro) from the U.S., Canada, UK and Germany and requires registration as a third level domain, such as www.wallstreet.law.pro rather than a more desirable www.wallstreet.pro but EnCirca has added second level domain support and many additional professional fields.
EnCirca has expanded support to include these professional groups:
- certified financial analysts
- certified financial planners
- human resource experts
- insurance agents
- physician assistants
- physical therapists
- public relations professionals
As an introductory offer through March 31, EnCirca is offering second-level .pro domains for as low as $49. After March 31, the annual fee for these domains will jump to $99 per year.
While the Internet and search engines have emerged as an essential part of business today, smaller firms and independent consultants are left largely on the sidelines, and EnCirca is stepping up to close this gap, said Barrett. Search engine rankings reward domain names that contain keywords being searched. Small business professionals have not been able to competitively market themselves in the .com realm, but with EnCircas new .pro service, these firms can get a memorable Web address, like www.loans.pro, at a low price that carries the same online weight as a .com designation.