The Special '*.PRO' Defensives
Posted by Grace - Encirca on 24 October 2014 11:04 AM

Originally the .pro registry had a special product which was a defensive
registration of literally "defensive.*.pro". This covered all
third-level domains. When the .pro registry was sold to Afilias, those
special "defensive.*.pro" entries were converted to a group of
third-level defensive registrations. This "defensive.*.pro" became
a set of registrations for

Since these defensive registration are different from all other
defensive registrations and normal registrations, Encirca still
keeps them as a group listed and processed as "defensive.*.pro"