Individual CPAs may now apply for .cpa domain

Written on Jan 15, 2021

The AICPA announced this week that individual licensed CPAs may now apply for a web address under the new .cpa restricted internet domain for the accounting profession.

Thousands of licensed CPA firms and approved organizations, such as state CPA societies, submitted applications for .cpa domains from the program’s launch on Sept. 1 through 6 p.m. Jan. 14.

The AICPA was awarded ownership and management of .cpa in 2019 by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. CPA.com, the AICPA’s business subsidiary, administers and manages the .cpa domain.

Top-level domains are the handful of letters at the end of an email or website address, such as .com or .org. Use of a .cpa domain allows practitioners to strengthen their brand identity in online communications and provides better security and resistance to internet fraud schemes such as phishing and spoofing, the AICPA said. And because the domain is available only to licensed CPAs and licensed CPA firms, it promotes greater trust with clients and the general public.

To learn more about .cpa or to apply for the new service, visit register.domains.cpa.