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CPA Domain Name Launched

The domain name .cpa has begun rolling out. The restricted Internet domain from the American Institute of CPAs and entered what the sponsors termed an “early-phase’ debut.

Firms can submit applications for its use to The process will be opened to individual CPAs in January.

The initial period ends October 31. Firms must be licensed and agree to use .cpa. Those in the early registration phase will be able to register their .com domains using .cpa and will be notified of their approval status no later than early November.

The AICPA was awarded ownership and management of .cpa last year by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and has contracted with Neustar to maintain and secure all .cpa domains. 

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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