"maybe there's a vast underground of professionals quiety building .pro sites in their basements and garages . . ." lol, good one. And thanks for the welcome. I guess seeing such decent sales results from such a relatively unknown extension has made me optimistic. I had read somewhere that the .pro could compete with the .com on a serp basis. Speculation of course, but that's why I was looking for opinions. There is a website that lists reg'd .pros and sales prices and the like but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post such a link here.