Accountancy firms must be pro-active

This was the warning from City solicitors Laytons. According to the firm’s technology group partner Bill Brydon, .pro will allow for confidential emails between firms and their clients.

‘The .pro domain name will provide encryption for emails, just like the encryption used by the banks and others who want secure communication,’ Brydon said.

Firms that are interested will have to prove that they are members of the profession. Once this has been established they will be given a digital certificate to allow confidential transactions with their clients.

A priority ‘sunrise period’ has been set aside for firms before the domains become available to other individuals or organisations.

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