"... last month, EnCirca Inc. began offering second-level names without the third-level requirement and said any profession at all could get one. It also expanded the service beyond the four countries in which credentialing procedures had been established.
ICANN responded by suggesting the new service "violates the spirit of name restrictions."
In an e-mail ..., EnCirca president Tom Barrett said his company plans to keep offering the service unless restrictions are set."
April 08, 2005
Update on the ".pro" opening
In a precedent post I echoed that .pro is now widely open. A Washington Post article confirms this: