The .PRO registry will open a pre-reservation system for companies on July 21st, 2008, at 4:00 PM GMT , before the general opening next September 8, 2008.
There will be no auction process : we will simply apply the usual "first-come first-served" rule. Please note that domain names thus pre-reserved, will become available only from September 8th on. Also, a "Premium" will need to be paid in order to benefit from this pre-registration.
This Gtld is quite expensive due to the fact that it is sold with an SSL Certificate (non separable). In this light, we only recommend the reservation for customers who wish to protect sensitive trademarks.
The Registry has already informed us that during the launch phase (on September 8, 2008), registrants will benefit from a special 75% discount on .PRO registrations for the first year. We therefore recommend to professional customers who are not in a hurry, that they only place their order after September 8, 2008, as this discount will be applied to our rates.
As a reminder, .PRO domain names are not registrable by private persons.