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Dozens of job sites have stuck the boot into plans to effectively create tens of thousands of new employment boards under the .jobs internet top-level domain. Employ Media, the company which manages the .jobs registry, has applied to ICANN to allow it to flog thousands of .jobs domain names to selected partners, leaving existing …

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Have Apple...

...pre-registered steve.jobs?

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Hadnt heard of it, dont care...

Sorry but when im looking for a job, i'll go directly to the company im interested or to a reputable job board. Im not interested in this sort of bollocks...

Fail icon because thats what ICANN, Employ Media and .jobs deserve...

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I'm surprised...

That Apple haven't yet demanded control of the TLD.

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Happy

Can I get Steve.Jobs?

I want to start my own TLD business. A true internet cash machine.

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Jobs Horns

Speaking of land grabs...

How come a certain gentleman in Cupertino hasn't grabbed the whole tld for himself?

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Wolf?

Well, IT job people never listen to me so why should I listen to them?

"I've found the perfect role for you... 10k less than you said, 100 miles further than you said, with a completely different skill set."

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Cool

Im planning on setting up a company named 'Steve'. It will be AWESOME.

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Why would BT be interested???

I can't see why BT would be interested, I don't think they've recruited anyone for a few years.

Check their current vacancy page. Don't select any options, (so you should be searching for everything) and press Search and you get 9 jobs. 2 in India and 3 each in Hungaria/Holland (1 in Dublin).

Out of the ca. 430,000 employees that Wikipedia estimates BT has, 9 job vacancies seems fairly insignificant, you think they could resource those people out of existing staff or the "transition centre" which had around a thousand members last time I heard.

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Excuse me but...

...where is Hungaria?

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Jobs Horns

Damn

Damn it.. both steve.jobs and blow.jobs have both gone.

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Hand or Blow

Porn Domains anyone???

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Joke

I forsee problems for blackberry testers

www.rim.jobs

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Most popular site would have to be....

........ sh*t.jobs

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another one bites the dust

big.jobs gone too....

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Go

Or for the woodwind section.

Blow.Jobs, and Hand.Jobs for the strings.

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LMAO

I didn't bother to read than more the first sentences of this story for I started to piss myself laughing just KNOWING what the comments to this story would be - I'm immature like that!

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Coat

How about...

... mc.jobs

stuffyour.jobs

amonkeycoulddothese.jobs

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I've got it!

Now that the Tories are in power (sort of) again, how about: gisa.job

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Colonials only....?

DirectEmployers Association is a US organistion.....

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So this sweetheart deal looks like a US proposition only

Does that mean we should now expect Steve.UK.Jobs Steve.RO.Jobs BT.UK.Jobs Hacker.CN.Jobs etc or even better Steve.Jobs.UK and BT.Jobs.UK and all the other nonsense that follows from americans deciding that their little colony is the whole world and they can ignore everyone else?

Non-american jobs sites now in hock to a US corp?

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What TLD?

Since all traffic from these new TLDs is scams and spam, I just block them all in my little corporate world and they simply do not exist. The one and only legit site that anyone has complained about had a foobar.info and they had registered foobarinfo.com because they had run into lots of groups like mine that had banned .info.

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well..

rim.jobs is already taken, however it unceremoniously redirects to rim.com/careers... i tell you, these people have no sense of humor...

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