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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Verisign
Type: Generic
Category: Professional
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.career is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Second Generation Ltd. (dotCareer LLC).[1] The largest portfolio applicant, Donuts, has applied for .careers. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 11 April 2014.[2]

Application Details

Excerpted from Response to Question 18: "DotCareer LLC (“DC”) has been created for the purpose of providing the .CAREER gTLD to the Internet community. DC is owned and operated by the same management team which currently owns and operates the .JOBS sponsored gTLD.

The mission⁄purpose of .CAREER is to promote competition and consumer choice in the namespace, and to further provide marketing opportunities and domain names for registrants to promote and provide career, job, human resources and employment-related information. It is a further mission⁄purpose of the .CAREER gTLD to promote consumer trust by providing a gTLD operated in a professional and commercially reasonable manner by an experienced management team and powered by a world-class back end registry provider.

It is DC’s intent to provide .CAREER as a standard gTLD for the general benefit of the Internet community, and to provide opportunities to practitioners in the career, job, human resources and employment-related industries which are no longer practically available in the current namespace (for reasons such as the unavailability of relevant names in other TLD’s, the high cost of acquiring such names (for example, the high price of domain acquisition in the secondary market), and the controlled nature of domain allocation in the sponsored TLD .jobs).

In fulfilling this intent, DC intends to explore ways of promoting adoption and use of the .CAREER gTLD to fulfill its mission⁄purpose, and will likely obtain input from human resource practitioners, employers, vendors and others towards investigating many such ways.

One exemplary way DC intends to explore is providing geographic and⁄or generic industry terms not otherwise reserved from registration and⁄or use for use at the second-level to provide employment listings of employers and⁄or employment-related information in the area associated with the geographic term or the field associated with the industry term. In this regard consumer choice is promoted by providing an easily accessible source for providing job listing- and employment-related information. DC believes that such use would bolster user awareness of the .CAREER gTLD and further help brand the gTLD as “career-related”, particularly as compared to other gTLDs, which DC believes will aid in driving user acceptance of the gTLD."[3]

Contract Signed

On 09 October 2013, Second Generation Ltd. received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .career after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.career was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 11 April, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]