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  • Monster gets the dot Monster domain extension
    By on December 14, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    I’m not sure why they need this but job search company Monster has beat out the Monster cable company for exclusive access to the .Monster domain extension.

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    I guess it could useful for branding content like articles/ job content but its a curious move by the new Monster after rebranding themselves and launching new products. According to the press release;

    The proposed gTLD will be a restricted, exclusively-controlled gTLD where only Applicant, affiliated entities and authorized business partners will be permitted to register second-level domains for Applicant business purposes only for a term of one to ten years.

  • Sell your domains on Freemarket
    By on September 4, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    The folks behind Freelancer.com have launched a competitor to Flippa and Godaddy auctions. Its called Freemarket.com. The best part is that its free and only charges 5% if a successful deal is made. Might be a better alternative to paying those pesky fees from the other sites I mentioned. So if you have some extra domains or used sites you want to sell check it out.

    Freemarket will let people post websites or domains for sale, either at auction basis or with a fixed-price eBay-style ‘But-It-Now’ option. A search on the keyword ‘job’ shows 23 sites related to job boards for sale.

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  • Get ready for .career domains
    By on October 28, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    Dot career is coming to a website near you in 2014. The same company (Employ Media) that runs .jobs will be selling them. In addition to job board uses they say it will be good for business, staffing firms, even personal use;

    Businesses and staffing agencies around the world will find .CAREER a natural extension for outward communications and marketing of their products and services, such as www.salary.career and www.NewYorkjobs.career. Individuals will be able to register their own name in .CAREER such as www.bobsmith.career for self-promotion to recruiters.

    Read more about it on TLNT. I may pick up a domain or two, particularly the short ones.

  • Some domain tips and tricks (member only)
    By on September 9, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Quick domain tip for job boards (member only)
    By on May 30, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Whats a job domain name worth? (member only)
    By on December 17, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Buying job boards and domains (free)
    By on July 3, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    One of the things I like to tell new job board entrepreneurs is to try and buy an existing job board instead of building from scratch. You can do this a couple of ways.

    1. Look on flippa.com for “used” job board.

    2. Google the niche you want to enter and try to buy a site that is already indexed by google. You can usually find one on page 3 or 4 and offer them a few thousand to sell to you.

    In case you cant buy one here is one site to get some good job board names.

    http://www.jobboardsecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/sedo.flv

    www.sedo.com

  • Forget about getting a dot jobs domain (free)
    By on November 14, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

    Lately I’ve gotten a couple of emails from people who are thinking of registering a .jobs domain to start a job board.

    My answer is forget about it.

    Although these domains appear to be available from mainstream registrars, if you register one it will eventually be rejected by the company that manages those TLDs, Employ Media. Apparently not everyone has heard of the giant controversy surrounding this domain. When they first came out they were intended only for actual employers, no job board could buy them. That is until the Direct Employers association struck some kind of backroom deal to get their hands on thousands of domains for their exclusive use.

    But the job boards protested and the use of these domains by Direct Employers is currently in review by ICANN. You can read more about this on ERE. I’m starting to see these sites pop up in various google results which is troubling since you can already find these jobs on the direct employers/jobcentral sites. Can you say duplicate content?

    Hey google, whats up with that?

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  • Smackdown of a job board (free)
    By on September 28, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

    The NY Times has a blog that critiques websites and I stumbled across this post about a site called DirectApproachSolutions.com that claims to be the ‘eHarmony of jobs‘.

    The Times asked readers to comment on the site and they gave it scathing reviews but I wanted to chime in as well.

    First of all, lets start with the domain name. Its WAYYYY TOOOOOOOOOOO LONGGGGGGGGGG!

    The number one rule of picking a domain is to go as short as possible. Nmmber two is getting the words jobs or careers into it somehow. DirectApproachSolutions.com does neither. Nor does it give the visitor an indication of what the site does. Its a generic, unremarkable domain name.

    Other problems I noticed:

    • The browser title starts with “Job Search NYC”…if it’s a local site the homepage gives no indication of that.
    • The logo is boring and generic looking.
    • The homepage is text heavy and does not draw the users eye to any one area of the page.
    • The premise: the online job search industry is littered with a long list of companies that claimed to be the eharmony for jobs.  Jobster, RealMatch, Climber…to name a few. The idea never really caught on with job seekers or employers.
  • Picking your domain name (free)
    By on August 22, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

    So you want to start a job board? Well you’ll need a good domain name. And that domain MUST be filled with your primary keyword phrase. Actually its not mandatory, but it helps greatly when it comes to crafting a good SEO strategy for your job board. If I had a choice I would always go with a keyword rich domain name so choose yours wisely.

    My pal Jason Davis, former owner of RecruitingBlogs.com has one of the coolest portfolio of job and recruiting related domains for sale. Check it out below. Many of these domains rank #1 such as Graphicsjobs.com…”graphics jobs“.

    If you are looking for a good domain name for the recruiting or job industry, please take a look below at some of the names I am selling now. If interested, please email me at Jason @ slouch.com

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    RecruitingWidget.com
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    RetainedJobs.com
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