A Geat Big “Thank You” to our Customers

EnCirca would like to thank its customers for a great 2012. As we enter our 13th year of business, we see 2013 to be shaping up as the greatest expansion the domain name system has ever seen.

EnCirca would like to thank its customers for a great 2012. As we enter our 12th year of business, we see 2013 to be shaping up as the greatest expansion the domain name system has ever seen. The winnners will offer innovative uses of domain names. The lines between websites and social networks will start to blur.

Fasten your seat belts as hundreds of new namespaces start flooding the airwaves with their new offerings.

May you and your family and friends have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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.Pro continues steady growth in advance of new gTLDs

.Pro and .pw are both targeting the professional market with some aggressive pricing. Given this week’s priority numbers drawn by potential competing new TLD’s, it looks like they have some time to build market share in 2013.

With aggressive discounting, the .Pro top-level domain has continued steady growth in 2012.  There are over 140,000 registered domains in the .pro TLD. This is mainly due to a registry promotion of $2.99 through December 31 for all .pro domains.

This is encouraging given the new TLD’s that plan to complete with it.

.pw – The “Professional Web” is current in the midst of its Sunrise period and begin general Availability in Q1 of 2013.  This is a re-purposed ccTLD.

Most of the potential competitive new GTLD’s are contested and thus will not likely launch in 2013:

.law – six applications with priority numbers ranging from 453 to 1311

.lawyer – two applicants with priority numbers 467 and 1375

.abogado – one application at 1376

.attorney – one application at 752

.med – four applications with priority numbers ranging from 483 to 1867

.cpa – six applications with priority numbers ranging from 219 to 1609

.cfa – one application at 1249

.accountant/.accountants – two applications at 1091 and 1547

.architect – one application at 1362

.dentist – one application at priority number 1456

.dds – 760 and 1853

.legal – 271 and 754

.doctor – three applications with priority numbers ranging 980 to 1733

.engineer – one application at 214

.engineering – one application at 660

So, it looks like .Pro and .PW have some breathing space before new gTLD’s launch.

You can grab a .Pro for just $2.99 until December 31.

Transfer Special!

Just in time for the holidays, we’ve got a special transfer treat! We are offering special pricing on any .com, .net, .org, .info, and .biz transfers from another registrar to EnCirca.


Consolidate all your names to EnCirca in 2013 and help streamline your administrative tasks.


You will not lose any time you’ve already paid for — all transfers include all the time remaining on your existing term plus a one year extension!


Visit EnCirca’s transfer page for more information about pricing.

.PRO Holiday Auctions

There are some real gifts at auction this week!

Our picks for .PRO auctions this week include firefighter.pro, mens.pro, healthfood.promalware.pro, ford.pro, mecca.pro and currencyexchange.pro.

To see all of our auctions, visit: http://www.encirca.com/cgi-bin/auctions/list.cgi

And, for the holidays, we’re giving away .PRO for a very low price! This limited time pricing is for a one-year registration.

Registering a .PRO is hassle-free. .Pro Registrants are no longer required to provide license information at the time of registration. Instead, you will be asked to indicate your profession. If selected for an audit, you will be asked to provide these details to self-certify your license credentials.

.PW Sunrise Begins December 3

The .PW Sunrise Period begins December 3. Trademark owners get extra protections over typical sunrise periods: in addition to exact matches, they can also protect any domain name containing their trademark, as well as misspellings, abbreviations and translations.

Still waiting for the new top-level domains from ICANN?  .PW is a new alternative for small business around the world. Especially those in emerging countries who are just now getting on the internet.

The “Professional Web” will begin its sunrise period for trademark owners on December 3 until February 8, 2013.

Trademark owners get extra protections over typical sunrise periods:  in addition to exact matches, they can also protect any domain name containing their trademark, as well as misspellings, abbreviations and translations.

Dot-PW is the country-code domain for the country of Palau.  While six sub-domains, such as co.pw are reserved for in-country use, the rest of the namespace is available on an unrestricted basis to the rest of the world.

Dot-PW is being marketed as the Professional Web to small businesses in emerging countries, most notably: Brazil, Russia, India, China, Turkey and Indonesia.  With affordable end-user pricing, it is the perfect domain to be bundled with email and web hosting.

For more information, please visit PW Registrations

.PW Sunrise Pre-registration!

This winter, .PW is being relaunched as the “professional web” domain.
Palau’s Country code domain name, .PW is being released as a generic domain.
Sunrise starts on December 3rd, but we at EnCirca are taking pre-registrations NOW!
Visit our pre-reg page here to get in on the action early.

This winter, .PW is being relaunched as the “professional web” domain.

Palau’s Country code domain name, .PW is being released as a generic domain.

Sunrise starts on December 3rd, but we at EnCirca are taking pre-registrations NOW!

Visit our pre-reg page here to get in on the action early.

.SX General Availability Launches!

.SX is an Internet country code top-level domain that was created for the country of St. Maarten and is now available for general availability. Any person or organization can register its .SX domain name(s). It is expected to be a popular domain due to it being marketed as a typo or possible adult domain.


Protect your trademark with EnCirca and register for .SX here!

.PRO Auction: Two Hours Left!

There are less than two hours left in Sedo’s .PRO auction!

There are over 170 names available on this special auction.

Get in on the action on some of the most highly-sought after names, such as:

Sedo’s .PRO Auction: What name has received the most bids?

The bidding is gathering speed in Sedo’s .PRO auction. There are less than 24 hours left before the auction closes!
The following names have received the most bids:

Less than 24 hours left to get your .PRO name!

Sedo’s incredible .PRO auction is coming to an end, and the bidding is picking up. There are over 170 names available on this special auction.

The names that are demanding the highest prices?