If you or someone you know is looking for a job in the domain name business, Donuts posted a job opening for a Business Development Manager position. Donuts owns and operates just shy of 250 domain name extensions, including .Live, .Lawyer, .Fitness, and many more. The job listing can be viewed on LinkedIn.
There is no domain industry experience required for this sales-focused position, but I presume some level of domain name knowledge would be helpful. A great deal of the job emphasis is on helping partners sell the company’s domain names. Here’s an excerpt about the candidate Donuts is seeking to hire:
“We are seeking a business development rockstar, we mean ninja, to help us build partnerships and expand the market for our top-level domain extensions. This is an innovative product and it will take a fearless and creative person to make the most of the opportunities presented. Our ideal candidate has a knack for exploring markets and identifying business opportunities, loves working with customers and prospects, is able to successfully convey and articulate value propositions over the phone. This right person will thrive in a competitive business development environment, is financially driven, and has a dynamic and upbeat personality. Our business development rockstars know how to successfully and tactfully guide partners through the decision-making process to close deals rapidly. If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to hear from you!”
According to the LinkedIn job listing that was published two weeks ago, four applicants have applied for this job so far. The location of the job is listed as Los Angeles, and I am not sure if the company would consider someone to work remotely or in another corporate office.
All the donuts you can eat while trying to sell dot garbage to the public.
A tall order to chew .
I don’t buy non .com domain names as investments, but there are many businesses – particularly startups – that have no issue using alternative extensions.
If you don’t believe in the dot garbage how on earth you gonna have the passion to sell?
How are you going to explain to the buyers that this dot garbage1 is better than dot garbage2..etc etc
whereas you know the dot com is the ace card.