.Jobs expansion plans hit a snag, but it’s probably minor.
Following an outcry from the online job board industry, ICANN’s Board Governance Committee (BGC) agreed to reconsider opening up the .jobs space carte blanche.
I doubt anything will come of this reconsideration request, even if the BGC recommends to the Board that it reverse its decision. We all know what happened after ICANN’s board reversed its original decision on .xxx. That issue is still carrying on today.
What it could do, however, is slow down the .jobs expansion.
The controversial .jobs plan allows the .jobs registry to offer generic second level domain names. Currently only companies can register their exact second level domain name in .jobs, e.g. att.jobs. That means we could see Nursing.jobs and NYC.jobs.