Domain Investors Take Note: .Pro domain auctions

Last week, the expired domain name “wordpress.pro” was sold at auction for over $12,000, catching the attention of the domain investor community.  You might find a name for your next project in the current list of recently expired .Pro domain names. To be alerted for new listings, subscribe to our automated RSS feed.

While the growth of .Pro continues, there are still a lot of generic keywords available. You should also make sure to protect your company name and trademarks. Check for your keyword or trademark here.

The “wordpress.pro” auction indicates the renewed interest that the .Pro domain name is receiving from domain name investors and trademark owners. Interest that will only grow as the .Pro registry releases one, two and three character domains in 2010. Stay tuned for the up-coming announcement.

To meet market interest, EnCirca is offering a new Bulk Purchase program for .Pro domains.  This program is ideal for professional trade associations, domain resellers and professional domain investors. For details on the program, please visit our .Pro Bulk Purchase program webpage. Even if the Bulk Purchase Program is not for you, .Pro domains are still inexpensive at just $14.95/year (and we charge no taxes!) Free .Pro Availability Check.

EnCirca offers bulk purchase program for .pro domain names

Register 5,000 names for less than the cost of dot-com

Effective January 6, 2010, EnCirca.com, registrar of the .pro top level domain, is offering a bulk purchase program designed to promote widespread use of the .pro domain name. EnCirca is soliciting expressions of interest from parties willing to commit to a minimum purchase of 5,000 .pro domain names. Selected parties will receive a discounted price lower than that available for dot-com domain names. The .pro bulk purchase program is ideal for professional trade associations, and trademark owners.

“In the past year, as .pro registration restrictions have been relaxed, the .pro zone file has grown 400 percent,” says Thomas Barrett, President of EnCirca. “We expect even more growth in 2010 when one, two and three character .pro domain names are made available. Our current retail price for a .pro domain name is $14.95. We are looking for a partner interested in making a .pro bulk purchase for a greatly reduced cost.”

The “Pro” suffix is recognized world-wide as a designation for “professional.” This instant branding is one of the reasons for the .pro domain’s increased popularity among professionals creating their own online brand.

The .pro domain is designed exclusively for use by all licensed professionals, such as lawyers, engineers, electricians and realtors to help professionals establish online trust and communicate their credentials. Businesses may register industry keywords, search engine terms, company names, or their trademarks. There is no limit to how many .pro domain names an individual or company can register. Dot-pro customers self-certify their professional status by providing their identification, contact information and profession-specific information, such as their license number.

All expressions of interest are confidential and more details can be found at http://www.encirca.com/html/bulk-purchase.shtml

Please contact EnCirca at bulkpurchase@encirca.com