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.jobs seeks comment on dictionary domains

Kevin Murphy, May 13, 2010, 11:03:16 (UTC), Domain Registries

The sponsor organization behind the restricted .jobs domain is soliciting comment on a plan to substantially liberalize the TLD, allowing generic and two-letter registrations.

The Society For Human Resource Management has published a very brief survey, asking HR folk what they think the pros and cons to the plan might be.

The .jobs domain is run by Employ Media. It’s currently restricted to companyname.jobs registrations, and as such has been predictably unsuccessful.

Now Employ Media wants to branch out into geographical and generic domains. As I reported last month, it looks like it’s trying to remove essentially all of its significant registration restrictions.

The attempt at a policy shift follows a deal made with DirectEmployers Association to monetize geographic domains that raised eyebrows at ICANN late last year.

ERE.net has more here.

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Comments (2)

  1. Bill Warren says:

    Please visit the following URL for complete details of DirectEmployers Association’s plans to launch the .jobs TLD: http://www.universe.jobs

  2. Michele says:

    @Bill – how can you “launch” a TLD that’s been around for years?

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