Become a Domain Name Registrar

.jobs

Companies add .jobs to their domain name portfolios to efficiently communicate the online destination of an employment page to job seekers throughout the world.

Verisign provides registry services to Employ Media for the .jobs top-level domain (TLD), including registration, resolution, billing and first-level customer support.

For assistance or questions, please contact the Verisign Customer Affairs Office at +1-703-925-6999 or send an email.

STEP 1: ICANN ACCREDITATION

Your business must be ICANN-accredited before you can become a registrar for the .jobs top level domains (TLDs). The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation that coordinates the unique identifiers used for computers connected to the Internet across the world. Go to the ICANN web site to start the ICANN accreditation process.

STEP 2: EMPLOY MEDIA AGREEMENT

The .jobs TLD is managed by Employ Media. To become a .jobs registrar, you will need to execute a Registry-Registrar Agreement with Employ Media. Employ Media advises Verisign that you have executed the .jobs Registry-Registrar Agreement.

STEP 3: AUTHENTICATION

ICANN notifies all registry operators, including Verisign, when the accreditation process is complete. Next, ACP, a Verisign vendor, will contact you to request documents as proof of your business and your authority to represent and act on behalf of your company, an ICANN-accredited registrar.

STEP 4: VERISIGN CERTIFICATION

After you establish an account, you may complete the next steps simultaneously: provide financial information and determine technical readiness. Use the tabs below to proceed.

Establish a Contractual Relationship

To add .jobs to your account, return signed, original copies of all required documents to:

VeriSign, Inc.
Attention: Customer Affairs Office
12061 Bluemont Way, 1st Floor
Reston, VA 20190
USA

Or fax to: +1-703-948-3977
NOTE: All documentation must be provided in English.

Name Store Activation Agreement (Required)

To obtain the Name Store Activation Agreement, contact your Verisign Account Manager or email the Verisign Customer Affairs Office.

Registrar Information Form (Conditional)

To complete the Registrar Information Form (PDF), you will need the following technical information: Web server name, Whois server name, and no more than three subnets in Classless Inter-Domain Routing Protocol (CIDR) format, up to a total of 96 hosts (/26 = 64 hosts, /27 = 32 hosts, /28 = 16 hosts, /29 = 8 hosts, /30 = 4 hosts, /31 = 2 hosts, /32 = 1 host).

To establish an account with Verisign, email all required forms and supporting documentation to the Customer Affairs Office.

Financial Requirements (Conditional)

Existing .com, .net registrars have already established a financial account with Verisign and may use their existing payment security to support .jobs transactions. If you expect a considerable increase in your monthly transaction volume, you should re-evaluate the amount of your payment security and adjust it accordingly.

NOTE: You may start this process before you receive your user IDs and passwords.

Calculate Minimum Payment Security

Verisign requires registrars to establish a payment security to secure each month’s registrations. To estimate your payment security, calculate:
.jobs registrations x duration (1 to 10 years) x $95 = Minimum Payment Security Registrars are required to increase the payment security when registration levels repeatedly exceed the current payment security.

Note: A single financial account secures multiple TLDs so this needs to be taken into consideration when determining your payment security requirement.

Payment Security Options

Non-cash payment securities are held without action unless invoices are not paid in accordance with the terms of the Registry-Registrar Agreements. Acceptable payment security vehicles include:

  • Cash Deposit
  • Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit from a bank
  • Payment Security Bond from an approved surety or bank

Payment Security Remittance

Methods of Remitting Funds:

  • Wire Transfer
  • ACH Transfer
  • Check

*Credit card payments are not an accepted form of payment.

If selecting the cash option to fulfill your Payment Security, please note the following information:

Remit payment to:
VeriSign, Inc.
PO Box #404326
College Park, GA 30349 USA

Send overnight packages to:
VeriSign, Inc.
Lockbox #404326
6000 Feldwood Road
College Park, GA 30349
USA

Please contact the Customer Affairs Office if you select a non-cash method for satisfying your Payment Security obligation at cao@verisign-grs.com with the amount and exact date the funds were submitted.

Technical Requirements

Registrars must demonstrate full and correct operation of client systems within the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) environment before connecting to the Shared Registration System (SRS). You may begin development of your client applications before you receive your user IDs and passwords, but you will not be able to complete them until Verisign has established your account.

SSL Certificates

Verisign requires that each server that communicates with the SRS has a 40- or 128-bit SSL Certificate installed. Verisign allows SSL Certificates from thawte.

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) SDK

To develop the client end to the SRS, you must access EPP software. Verisign has developed EPP SDKs and guides to help you develop your client application.

If you choose to develop your own EPP implementation, it must be based on RFC-5730, the published protocol specification. You will need to acquire and incorporate an implementation of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol into their EPP software. You will also need to secure a license for the use of RSA cryptographic algorithms through RSA Data Security, Inc.

You will receive your user IDs and passwords to the OT&E environment when Verisign has established your account. Your informational packet will include testing information to complete this process. When you are ready to demonstrate technical operation and qualify for access to the production SRS, contact the Verisign Customer Affairs Office. For assistance with testing, contact Customer Support.

Add Services

Once you become a certified registrar, Verisign offers value-add services and other TLD registry services to help you grow your domain name business. These services and TLDs are easy to add to your account and start using today.

To add any of these services, please contact Customer Support at +1-703-925-6999 or
send an email.

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