RegistryPro today announces its “First Fifteen” — the first group of
engineers to receive eng.pro domains, the only Internet domain name
which recognizes the ingenuity and significance of engineers. The First
Fifteen’s accomplishments may be read on the registry’s www.eng.pro
Website. Everyone from like-minded engineers to the general public will
be amazed by the ways that these renowned professionals have
contributed to the growth of society.
“RegistryPro is pleased to extend its services to the highly important
engineering community,” said Michael DelCiello, general manager of
RegistryPro and electrical engineering graduate. “In honor of this
profession and to kick off the .eng.pro domain, we celebrate the
accomplishments of these distinguished engineers, crowned RegistryPro’s
The First Fifteen include engineers such as Robert E. Kahn, who founded
the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) in 1986, and
NASA’s Gene Kranz — flight director for the Apollo 11 lunar landing
and head of Apollo 13’s Tiger Team. Additionally, 11th U.S. Secretary
of Energy Samuel Wright Bodman and twelve other distinguished
specialists comprise the reigning First Fifteen.
The rest of the engineering community can look forward to a February
21, 2005 .eng.pro release date, in accordance with Engineers Week (Feb.
20-26) across the U.S. The www.eng.pro
Website will also feature an engineer-specific blog. Topics will range
from steps to help small companies (including U.S. engineers) reach
international markets to add-related jobs for engineering positions.
Previously, doctors, lawyers and accountants have been the only
professionals eligible to register for the .Pro domains. RegistryPro
now offers a distinguished identity on the Internet to engineers, their
firms, and appropriate professionals who would benefit from the
The .eng.pro domain certifies members’ statuses as engineering
professionals. In the U.S., the verification process relies on
standards set by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and
Surveying and leverages each state’s licensing boards to determine
.eng.pro eligibility. In other countries, engineers are approved by
local and regional associations such as the Canadian Council of
Professional Engineers, the Engineering Council UK, and the
Bundesingenieurkammer in Germany.
In addition to offering engineers a differentiated Web identity,
.eng.pro also provides professional credibility and secure
communications. Each eng.pro name comes bundled with technology, which
allows for secure, encrypted communication to protect confidential
client information in private online communications.