I saw a Facebook job listing on LinkedIn that might be appealing to someone with domain name management experience. Facebook is looking to hire a Manager, Domains & DNS Resources. The job is well suited for someone with domain industry experience and expertise.
Here’s an excerpt from the job listing with information about what the position entails:
“Facebook seeks an experienced, highly motivated, team player to serve as its Manager of Domains and DNS Resources on the IP & DNS Team. This manager must be extremely organized and highly detail-oriented, as well as a self-starter, flexible thinker, and a good communicator who is comfortable working with business, legal and technical teams to fulfill Facebook’s expansive and evolving IP & DNS (intellectual property & domain name system) needs. Candidates must have experience managing large portfolios of domain names, domain name registrar operations across gTLD and ccTLD name space, implementing DNS security measures, and working with the full domain name supply chain. Candidates also should have experience with some of the following: mitigating online abuse, including enforcement and abuse mitigation in multiple areas – domains, marketplaces, ads, search and mobile apps; creating and improving enforcement systems and workflows; contributing to DNS-related standards, policies, agreements and related initiatives, including those involving cybersecurity. This position is full time.”
Just about all of the job’s requirements have to deal with domain names and domain name management. Several of the applicant qualifications are related to domain names and domain name management experience. Perhaps an industry account manager or someone who has experience managing a large domain portfolio would have an interest in taking this corporate job at Facebook.
From what I have seen, Facebook owns a ton of domain names covering its brands (including Instagram and Oculus). Many are defensive in nature, but the company does seem to buy and own generic domain name assets, such as FB.com.
The job opening appears to be based out of the company’s New York City office, but potential applicants outside of the greater NYC area who don’t wish to relocate should contact the company to inquire about working remotely. At the time of publication, fewer than 25 people have applied for the job via LinkedIn.
Will see more of this…
Diversity of domain assets (branding/selective advertising) becoming mainstream.
Companies are realizing they can utilize a diversified portfolio of NEW domains. Based on any given situation, they will have a RELEVANT domain to post – a domain that captures and bridges readers towards their related web assets.
I’ll assume: this position is to manage / mitigate (infringement) regarding mostly NEW top level domains.
All the big guys (do I really have to name names?) have positioned themselves with nTLDs. If that didn’t wake you up, IDK what will.
Of course they aren’t going to tell you their BEST secrets. You need little bloggers to tell you. Tell you to wake up. Look at the empirical evidence. Don’t be TOLD what to think – DISCERN for yourself. Always, always, look what they do (not at what they say/don’t say).
Look around at your ‘little’ domaining community. WHO IS IT that owns MILLIONS of (the good ones) nTLD domains? Do you know who? Why not? Why aren’t they telling you? Name 2 big players. Really – lol. SOMEONE owns them – not the domainers of yester-year.