New York, NY (May 13, 2002) -- CPAs could be launching Web sites with a new .pro extension as early as the end of the year, according to RegistryPro Inc.

The New York-based firm has signed a deal with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to operate the registry for the .pro domain, which will initially be available only to the accounting, medical and legal communities. Unlike current domain name extensions, the .pro domain will require registrants to certify their professional credentials and each registrant will be issued a digital certificate as a means of verifying an identity in an electronic exchange that can enable other security measures such as encryption and digital signature services.

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