It’s Official: Firms Can Now Snag a .CPA Domain For Added Public Trust

In June of last year the AICPA announced it finally managed to convince ICANN — the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — to let it manage the .cpa domain, citing consumer trust in an increasingly dangerous internet landscape. After all, you wouldn’t want Certified Parking Attendants or Citizens of Pennsylvania hijacking that all-important top-level domain and diluting public trust in the CPA brand.

Effective September 1, licensed firms can apply for a .cpa domain from the AICPA and Registration will open to individual licensed CPAs in 2021. According to a Journal of Accountancy article about the open registration period, firms have until October 31 of this year to request their .cpa domain. “No one gets to jump the queue in this initial phase – domain names will be awarded according to logic-based criteria verified by an independent third-party,” said the JofA. When Domain Name Wire tried to learn more about the “systematic logic-based process” via which .cpa domains will be allocated, an agent at told them:

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