Friday, May 20, 2011

43,000 NNNNN.pro Domains Registered

According to this thread at Namepros, 43,492 NNNNN.pro have been registered by a Cyprus-based company.

It appears they are being used for local/zip code domains, see 60615.pro for an example of a Chicago zip code domain.

I guess since Marchex (Nasdaq: MCHX) owns the .com and .net for nearly every US zip code, anybody wanting to make a US zip code domain must look to other extensions, I am curious why they chose .pro.

I will try to contact the company and see how the zip code domains are doing and whether they intend to renew them.