IT Law Practitioner Mark Heaphy Quoted in National Law Journal on .pro Domains

June 16, 2003
Reprinted with permission from American Lawyer Media.

In a few weeks, lawyers will have a new Internet domain dedicated to them. How dedicated lawyers will be to it is another matter.

The new ".pro" domain is for licensed professionals—currently doctors, accountants and attorneys.

Each group, moreover, will get its own "secondary level" domain. Doctors can register at ".med.pro," accountants at ".cpa.pro" and lawyers at ".law.pro." So the XYZ Law Firm could hang out its cybershingle at "xyz.law.pro."

But there are signs that things have changed since the 1990s, when people eagerly grabbed up domain names. It now appears that many lawyers and their firms have mixed emotions about using the dot-pro domain.

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