Channel Resources

.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 LLC for the .jobs top-level domain (TLD), including domain name registration and resolution, billing and first-level customer support.

For assistance send an email to the Verisign Customer Affairs Office.

STEP 1: ICANN ACCREDITATION (Required)

Your business must be ICANN-accredited before you can become a registrar for the .jobs top level domain (TLD). Go to the ICANN website to start the ICANN accreditation process.

STEP 2: EMPLOY MEDIA AGREEMENT (Required)

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

STEP 3: AUTHENTICATION

If you have not completed the authentication process with Verisign previously, Verisign requires each business to be authenticated before establishing an account. A vendor of Verisign will contact you to request documents as proof of your business and your authority to represent and act on behalf of your company. For assistance or questions, please contact Verisign Customer Affairs Office.

STEP 4: VERISIGN AUTHORIZATION

To establish an account, you may complete the steps to provide financial information and determine technical readiness in any order. When finished, explore the Additional Services tab to find out how Verisign helps registrars with value-add services and resources.

Use the tabs below to proceed.

Establish a Contractual Relationship

Name Store Merchant Agreement (Conditional)

If you have not already executed a Name Store Merchant Agreement with Verisign, email the Verisign Customer Affairs Office. The Verisign Customer Affairs Office will forward the agreement to you electronically.

Name Store Activation Agreement (Required)

To obtain the Name Store Activation Agreement, email the Verisign Customer Affairs Office. The Verisign Customer Affairs Office will forward the agreement to you electronically.

Registrar Information Form (Conditional)

If you have not already completed a Registrar Information Form, you will be required to do so. Please email the Customer Affairs Office to obtain a copy of the Registrar Information Form.

To establish an account with Verisign, email all required forms and supporting documentation to the Customer Affairs Office. NOTE: All documentation must be provided in English.

Financial Requirements (Conditional)

Verisign requires registrars to establish a Payment Security based on expected monthly registration volume across all TLDs. The Payment Security allows Verisign to provide you with available credit in our Shared Registration Systems. The minimum Payment Security amount is based on your forecasted domain registrations however there is no maximum amount you can provide. For more information on the Payment Security requirement, contact the Customer Affairs Office.

NOTE: You may be able to complete this step at any point throughout the Become a Registrar process. If you are currently a Verisign registrar, you may be able to use the existing Payment Security to support .jobs transactions. If you expect a considerable increase in your monthly billable transaction volume, you may need to increase your Payment Security.

Technical Requirements (Required)

Registrars must demonstrate full and correct operation of client systems within the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) environment before connecting to the 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 128-bit SSL Certificate installed. Verisign accepts the following SSL Certificates:

Geotrust

GoDaddy

Symantec

Thawte

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) SDK

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

If you choose to develop your own EPP implementation, it must be based on RFC5730, the published protocol specification. You will need to acquire and incorporate an implementation of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol into your EPP software. You will also need to secure a license for the use of RSA cryptographic algorithms through RSA Data Security, Inc.

Testing and Evaluation (Conditional)

You will receive your user IDs and passwords to the OT&E environment after Verisign has established your account. You will be provided with information to complete the technical certification test. When you are ready to demonstrate technical operation and qualify for access to the production SRS, contact Verisign Customer Affairs Office. For assistance with testing, contact Verisign Support.

NOTE: If you have already completed this testing for at least one Verisign supported TLD, you are not required to complete this step again.

Additional Services

Whether you want to increase registrations or renewals, expand to new markets, or enhance services, Verisign has the tools, resources and registry services to help. Click here for more information.