Licensed CPAs and CPA Firms in Ireland Can Now Apply for Their Preferred Domains on a First-Come, First-Served Basis
NEW YORK (Dec. 14, 2022) - CPAs and CPA firms in Ireland can today apply for .cpa web domains to enhance their brand positioning in the digital world and promote greater trust and security with clients in online communications.
The restricted .cpa web domain, administered by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest member organization representing the CPA profession, and its business and technology arm, CPA.com, officially launched in Ireland today. CPAs and CPA firms must be licensed to be eligible for a .cpa domain, and domain names will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
.CPA is specialty top-level domain, a term that refers to the handful of letters at the end of a web address. It was first launched by the AICPA in the United States in 2020, followed by Canada in 2021. To date, thousands of U.S. and Canadian CPAs and firms, ranging from sole practitioners to a majority of the top 500 U.S. accounting firms, have registered their preferred .cpa domains.
Many firms have been strategic in the names they’ve pursued, securing shorter, more relevant .cpa domains that best suit their brand, rather than settling for whatever remaining .com addresses are available.
“The .cpa domain offers firms a practical way to enhance their brand and strengthen client trust and security,” said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA.com. “Thousands of firms in the U.S. and Canada have already secured their preferred .cpa domains, and we’re excited to bring this important capability to CPAs in Ireland now and more countries in 2023.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with the AICPA and CPA.com to introduce this important digital tool to our members,” said Eamon Siggins, CEO of CPA Ireland. “This is a great next step after the establishment of our Mutual Recognition Agreement with the AICPA, and we believe the .cpa domain will be a great asset for our members looking to create a memorable, secure brand.”
The AICPA was awarded ownership and oversight of .cpa in 2019 by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-for-profit organization that oversees the internet’s naming system. CPA.com is responsible for managing the service globally.
“When our third-party vendors or clients are receiving our emails, they know it’s a legit email with .cpa,” says Tracee Buethner, a partner at U.S.-based Widmer Roel PC. “While firm leaders were most excited about the brand development opportunities, the trust and security that came with the adoption of a .cpa domain has been equally important in practice.”
Registration of a .cpa domain also comes with an optional free starter site – a one page, professionally designed website to help firms quickly enhance their digital branding and recognition.
To learn more about .cpa or to apply for a domain, please visit GoIreland.cpa.
CPA.com brings innovative solutions to the accounting profession, either in partnership with leading providers or directly through its own development. The company has established itself as a thought leader on emerging technologies and as the trusted business advisor to practitioners in the United States, with a growing global focus.
Our company’s core mission is to drive the transformation of practice areas, advance the technology ecosystem for the profession, and lead technology research and innovation efforts for practitioners.
A subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs, the company is also part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the world’s most influential organization representing the profession. For more information, visit CPA.com.
About the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and AICPA & CIMA
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), representing AICPA & CIMA, advances the global accounting and finance profession through its work on behalf of 696,000 AICPA and CIMA members, students and engaged professionals in 192 countries and territories. Together, we are the worldwide leader on public and management accounting issues through advocacy, support for the CPA license and specialized credentials, professional education and thought leadership. We build trust by empowering our members and engaged professionals with the knowledge and opportunities to be leaders in broadening prosperity for a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, sets ethical standards for its members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and federal, state and local governments. It also develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and builds the pipeline of future talent for the public accounting profession.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its professional qualification and professional experience requirements to ensure it remains the employer’s choice when recruiting financially trained business leaders.