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Important: This article applies to Network Solutions® customers only.

.pro Registration Requirements

To register a .pro domain name, you must have a license that has been issued to you or your business for your professional use.

Your license must be in good standing with a government certification body or jurisdictional licensing entity recognized by a governmental body, which body requires that its members be licensed or admitted to a certifying or licensing entity and regularly verifies the accuracy of its data. A government body may include, for example, your country, state/province, county, or city government.

Once submitted, your business license information is subject to validation.

The following business license information is required:

  • First Name (or company/organization)
  • Last Name (or company/organization)
  • Date of Licensure
  • Type of Profession
  • Jurisdiction Country
  • Licensing Authority
  • License Number
  • Licensing Authority Website

Note: You may be requested to provide additional information regarding your business license.

Submitting Your Business License

You may provide your business license information for your .pro domain name via the Network Solutions®Account Manager by following the steps below. If your business license failed validation, you may also update or correct your business license information by following these steps:

  1. 1. Click here and log in to the Account Manager.
  2. 2. In the My Domains section, select your .pro domain from the drop down menu.
  3. 3. Under the Details section, click the Submit Your Business License Information link.
  4. 4. You will be directed to a site outside of www.networksolutions.com. Submit information that pertains your business license.
  5. 5. Once you have provided the required information, click Next.
  6. 6. A new page appears with the information that you just entered.
  7. Click Update Information to modify your business license information. Or click Confirm to confirm that the information is accurate.
  8. 7. Your .pro domain name will resolve within 24-48 hours of submitting your business license information.

Submitting Business License Information for Multiple Domains

If you have multiple .pro domain names and all of these domains are associated with the same Network Solutions account, then you only need to submit your business license information once. If your .pro domain names are associated with different Network Solutions accounts, then you will need to submit your business license information for each account.

Multiple Businesses and Associated Business Licenses

If you have multiple businesses and associated business licenses and would like to register a .pro domain name for each business, then you do not need to submit business license information for each business. You are only required to submit business license information for one of your businesses as long as your .pro domain names for these businesses are registered under the same Network Solutions account.

If your .pro domain names are registered under different Network Solutions accounts, then you must submit your business license information for each account. In addition, your business name and associated business license do not have to match your .pro domain name.

For example, if you operate a lawn care business and a vehicle detailing business and want to register a .pro domain name for each one under the same Network Solutions account, you are only required to submit your business license information for one of these businesses.

Business License Validation

The .pro registry will contact the licensing authority that you provided for your business license to verify that the business license information you provided is accurate, that your business license is in good standing, and that your licensing authority is a government certification body or jurisdictional licensing entity recognized by a governmental body, which body requires that its members be licensed or admitted to a certifying or licensing entity and regularly verifies the accuracy of its data.

The .pro registry will contact your licensing authority to confirm that your business license meets the above-referenced requirements. If your business license does not meet these requirements, then you will be required to update or correct your business license information within thirty days of failing the validation.

If you do not update or correct your business license information within seven days, then your .pro domain name may experience an interruption in service and will not resolve. If you do not update or correct your business license information within thirty days of failing the validation, then your .pro domain name will be deleted.

If your business license has failed, you may update or correct your business license information by following the instructions below:

  1. 1. Click here and log in to the Account Manager.
  2. 2. Under Domain Details, click the Submit Your Business License Information link.
  3. 3. You will be directed to a site outside of www.networksolutions.com. Submit information that pertains your business license.
  4. 4. Once you have provided the required information, click Next.
  5. A new page appears with the information that you just entered.
  6. 5. Click Update Information to modify your business license information, or click Confirm to confirm that the information is accurate.

If your business license information fails validation you only need to update or correct your business license once for all of your .pro domain names associated with the same Network Solutions® account.