The .PRO Discussion

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  1. InvisionTech

    InvisionTech Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I was just on phone with them and the tech hung up on me after 10 minutes on hold. WTF?

    Just called hostway again and Jonathon was able to give me some answers as to why the orders are not going through. Apparently, they say that the AV emails were sent through but I've never gotten any so they will resend those, lets see if I get the AV.
     
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  2. MasterGuru

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    Yes, I just called them too, for me it's an international call - even after 25 minutes nobody answered....
    It seems to me that this people are not understanding how .PRO works....
    AV messages sending by Registry only after domain is in WHOIS database. If you see it available it meens that reg. enquiry did not come to Registry.....

    Conclusion: We need to fire hostway.com from our trusted .pro registrars list.
     
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  3. InvisionTech

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    Yeah, I don't think I will register anymore until they get their act together.

    As I said I wanted to transfer my 130+ domains but I have decided not to do that after the failure of my demo transfer. I got email from domain people that they got notification of domain transfer from hostway... I mean, WTF? Are domain people connected with hostway? I don't know, too much confusion. Frankly, I can't wait 10 days for transfer to go through when it should only take 1 or 2 days and even after 10 days I get email from another registrar about the transfer and not the one I paid.
     
  4. MasterGuru

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    It looks like hostway.com reseller of domainpeople.com :)

    and BTW:
    Domain Name: HOSTWAY.COM
    Registrar: DOMAINPEOPLE, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.domainpeople.com
    Referral URL: http://www.domainpeople.com

    Administrative Contact:
    Hostway Corporation
    Dom Reg
    1 North State Street
    e-mail: [email protected][B]domainpeople.com[/B]
     
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  5. spoofies

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    same problem, pending charges on my card but never went through..i use domainpeople now.
     
  6. akcampbell

    akcampbell .Pro Regular VIP

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    Encirca is the most reliable .pro registrar but also the most expensive. I haven't had any registration problems with Encirca. The only problem I had was they didn't switch my .pros into my name for the first 2 weeks.

    I registered 3 .pros with DomainPeople today, luckily I checked the WHOIS about 10 minutes later because only 1 actually registered. I had to go back and put each domain through individually.

    I registered a .pro with DomainPeople on 11 Oct, yesterday, 14 Oct, I get an email saying if I don't email them the last 4 digits of my credit card within 24 hours they will cancel the .pro. It had gone through on the card and I submitted the A/V check.

    I have never managed to register a $14.95 with Hostway which is peculiar since they own RegistryPro.

    On the first day of relaunch Network Solutions were selling registrations for 3 letter .pros. I regged a few of those and then had to wait a week for a refund.

    I regged 6 "o" .pros today with the help of an online crossword puzzle solver;

    Apollo.pro
    Bravo.pro
    Jumbo.pro
    Indigo.pro
    Pronto.pro
    Mango.pro

    I thought these short memorable rhyming .pros would be good to have in stock at $19.99 because they work with pretty much any development project. Indigo.pro and Mango.pro would be great for design related sites, Jumbo.pro works for volume discount retail, Pronto.pro has a rhyming "o" and pro in the keyword and would be good for service speed critical sites.

    Interesting fact about .pro; there are about 21,000 .pros registered now, up 200% from 8 September, that's about the same as the number of .coms registered at the start of 1993.
     
  7. spoofies

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    great info and nice pickups akcampbell, i like pronto and jumbo.

    just regged

    flow.pro
    riodejaneiro.pro
    serial.pro
     
  8. WordWalker

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    .PRO Names

    Not looking to sell, but to develop within a year:

    ArtificialIntelligence.pro
    BusinessOpportunity.pro
    Disaster.pro
    Dominatrix.pro
    Earnings.pro
    FixedIncome.pro
    HomeOffice.pro
    Photovoltaic.pro
    Salesperson.pro
    SolarEnergy.pro
    SolarPanel.pro
    SolarPower.pro
    Speaker.pro
    VirtualReality.pro
    Vlog.pro
    WirelessPhone.pro
    Wisdom.pro

    Any suggestions on which two or three to begin with?
     
  9. spoofies

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    solarenergy.pro for sure

    and probably..

    earnings or home office
     
  10. izo-pod

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    I agree with spoofies. I hadn't seen his post till I scrolled down some more...but I agree, SolarEnergy.pro and HomeOffice.pro for sure.

    My personal preference if I just had to do one would be HomeOffice.pro though. Great name. There are many professionals with a Home Office.


    This actually would be a great "addition" to this already useful thread. What names should we develop? The following are the .pro's that I own. Which one should I develop first?

    Algebra.pro
    CreditScores.pro
    Tablet.pro
    GoldCoins.pro
    FantasySports.pro
     
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  11. WordWalker

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    Addition to # 108 above.

    HomeTheater.pro
     
  12. henrysim

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    anyone reg personal names .pro? i notice that alot of popular name still avaiable
     
  13. MasterGuru

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    When for domains registered with Encirca should come AV e-mail from Registry? I have been register .pro domain with Encirca and it's gone 2 days, but I did not receive AV e-mail from .pro registry.
    and btw, is it possible to register 3 letters .pro domains now?
    Cool! Good job! Very interesting domains!
    In this case we can make a forecast (as we are .PRO fans): .PRO will become like .COM, even more!
     
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  14. forceoflight

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    I got email from HostWay that I should call them :yell:
     
  15. spoofies

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    i like fantasysports.pro and creditscores.pro, both very popular and searched for internet terms
     
  16. MasterGuru

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    What do you think about OPERATOR.PRO?

    On many languages operator have the same spelling and same meaning (Russian, English, Sweden, Polish and etc.)
    In google for "operator" - 162 000 000

    And also what do you think about SCORECARD.PRO and CHANCE.PRO?
     
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  17. spoofies

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    i like operator, was on my list..good pick-up
     
  18. MasterGuru

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    Thanks for your comment, oral.pro was also in my list too :)

    And what are you thinking about chain.pro?
    and it's also useful to make a portal on this domain or social network:
    supply.chain.pro
    shop.chain.pro
    and etc...
     
  19. fixxation

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    I have a few .pro's that I registered a couple years back.

    I'm not sure about all these new rules with the registry though - from what I read, we HAVE "submit professional licensing information before we renew the domains" - so I don't understand how/why everyone here is registering loads of .pro's at this stage - aren't you all worried that you will lose your domains when they come up for renewal?? Maybe everyone here is a professional?

    Only bringing this up because I know the ProForwarding loophole with Encirca will no longer be valid soon.

    Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this, and what I may have missed!

    Cheers
     
  20. InvisionTech

    InvisionTech Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I guess we have another issue...

    Last night I placed order for these two domains (plus 4 others):

    Compact.pro
    Omaha.pro

    It went through fine, the domains were available (check registrypro whois directly). I got confirmation for compact.pro from DomainPeople but not for Omaha. I called them today and it seems omaha.pro was registered today (about 12 hours after I did) by someone at netsol. I don't know why it was delayed but we will find out.... :-/

    So, this is a developing issue for me and the .PRO registrations!!!!
     
  21. akcampbell

    akcampbell .Pro Regular VIP

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    Buffalo.pro is still available if you are looking for a US City .pro replacement.
     
  22. cdboard

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    that's a good one. a rancher might want it, too. :)



    btw, what do y'all think state .PRO domains are worth now?
     
  23. MasterGuru

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    Hi!

    Just picked up demand.pro and theory.pro
    Theory.Pro is interesting domain for educational portal:
    economic.theory.pro
    business.theory.pro
    marketing.theory.pro
    english.theory.pro
    math.theory.pro
    and etc...

    What do you think about it?

    Thanks.

    Congratulations with homework :) You were 1 minute faster :)
    Sometimes we are having domain competitions:)
    And btw, in how many days domainpeople.com makes refund?(because $19.95 for domain homework.pro was blocked from my card)
     
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  24. spoofies

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    yeah domainpeople makes refunds but it takes a few days, it took them 4-5 business days to refund me for a couple of 3 letters i tried to register. i saw homework also, but was in class and couldn't get to a computer fast enough, congrats.
     
  25. InvisionTech

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    Thanks, a lot of US cities are still available. I will hold off and see what happens with Omaha.pro but I think I lost it even though I registered it 12 hours before anybody else did.
     

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