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    Registry-Registrar Agreement and policy change
    by Richard_Henderson on Monday March 21 2005, @03:23AM (#14691)
    User #3269 Info | http://www.atlarge.org/
    “The Registrar must require applicants for registration of Registered Names to provide evidence of qualification for a domain name in the .pro TLD.”

    “The Registrar must verify evidence of such qualification pursuant to the policies of the Registry Operator.”

    “The Registrar must also provide digital certificates and other digital security services associated with each Registered Name through a commercial certificate authority approved by Registry Operator ("CCA").”

    Registry-Registrar Agreement. Appendix F. Exhibit E. Section IV.

    Can I ask which commercial certificate authority (approved by RegistryPro) did EnCirca use to provide digital certificates for their registrants (such as f**k.pro and c**t.pro)?

    Also, did EnCirca check with ICANN at any stage when they said:

    “The .pro domain 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. EnCirca now can provide a .pro domain to licensed professionals worldwide in other categories previously not supported… EnCirca now supports registrants from all licensed professions anywhere in the world. As a result, applicants no longer need to wait until their profession or country is supported by the registry to secure desirable .pro domains names for their industry.”

    “The issues with .pro, until now, were that the cost was often prohibitive and the requirement to validate the registration with credentials of being a licensed professional was restraining,” said Tom Barrett, president of EnCirca. “The pace of supporting new professions and countries has been too slow to satisfy demand. Now, EnCirca is resolving the cost and registration obstacles, enabling all licensed professions -- no matter where they reside -- to quickly and easily acquire a memorable .pro identity and effectively compete online.”

    “These professional groups include: architects, educators, public relations professionals, realtors”. Small businesses too may apply, said Thomas Barrett.

    http://express-press-release.com/11/EnCirca.pro%20 Web%20Service%20Creates%20New%20Online%20Marketing %20Opportunities%20For%20All%20Licensed%20Professi onals%20and%20Small%20Businesses.php

    Is this ICANN policy or has EnCirca decided on this policy for themselves? And precisely what certification supports all the domain speculators who have registered hundreds or thousands of .pro names? As this certification is supposed to be in the possession of RegistryPro before any domain is activated, perhaps RegistryPro could answer that question too?

    Richard Henderson
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