What is a .pro domain name?

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This FAQ will explain .pro Domain Names

This article will explain what a .pro Domain Name is and what is needed to register one.


Immediately communicate your credentials to clients with a .pro domain name. A .pro domain name tells the world that you’re a verified licensed professional and helps you establish trust online.

.PRO is an exclusive top-level domain reserved for use exclusively by licensed business and service professionals and entities internationally. All applicants meeting the following qualifications may register a .PRO domain name:

  • Provides professional services
  • Admitted to or licensed by a government certification body or jurisdictional licensing entity recognized by a governmental body that regularly verifies the accuracy of its data
  • In good standing with the licensing authority

Please note: 123 Reg only offer second-level resolving .pro domain names. This means that you can only register .pro domain names, rather than .law.pro, or .med.pro, for example. 


It’s easy to establish trust with your clients face-to-face, but in the anonymous world of the Internet, trust doesn’t come easy. .pro is the first and only top-level domain name created just for professionals.

How It Works

When you apply to register a .pro domain name, you must submit specific contact and professional certification information. Once this information is submitted, your registration is complete, and you may launch a Web site. To maintain the integrity of this unique extension, all registrants are subject to random monitoring and sampling of credentials.

All applicants meeting the following qualifications may register a .pro domain name:

  • Provides professional services
  • Admitted to or licensed by a government certification body or jurisdictional licensing entity recognized by a governmental body that regularly verifies the accuracy of its data
  • In good standing with the licensing authority

In addition, registrants will be asked to provide the following information related to their professional eligibility:

  • Identification
  • Contact information
  • Profession-specific information such as license number