In the past, it was impossible to register a .pro domain under four characters in length. However, a recent agreement between ICANN and RegistryPro, the operator of the .pro extension, means that these names will soon be available to register.
It is usually not possible to register domains under three or four characters. Some TLDs allow this, but most keep them off-limits or auction them off for high prices. Considering RegistryPro sponsored the 35th ICANN Meeting, the location where the agreement was hatched out, is it any surprise that ICANN approved it?
According to Catherine Sigmar, general manager at RegistryPro:
We’ve received over 4,000 emails about 1-, 2- and 3-character .PRO names. Two names in particular have generated over 500 emails on their own. This contract amendment allows RegistryPro to answer this tremendous demand in the coming months.
The .pro extension was introduced in 2004 and is only available to lawyers, accountants, engineers, and doctors. What two names could generate so much buzz? My money is on law.pro and md.pro. CPA.pro and eng.pro are probably generating quite a bit of interest, too. Either way, I’m just hoping to get my hands on sex.pro.
Source | PRWeb