Automattic, the company that operates the WordPress platform, also operates the .Blog domain name extension. According to nTLDStats.com, there are just over 200,000 .Blog domain names registered. I want to share a domain name-related job listed posted by Afternic that I saw on LinkedIn this morning. Automattic is looking to hire a Premium Portfolio Manager for its .Blog extension.
Here’s a brief description of the job opportunity extracted from the help wanted post:
“Automattic is looking for an outstanding person to help develop, manage, and grow our .blog premium domain name business, both directly and indirectly. You will work within the .blog team to help us make the internet a better place to share information through .blog.”
Most domain registries have a portfolio of domain names it considers “premium.” These domain names are retained by the registry to sell to buyers who, generally speaking, will use the domain names. Oftentimes, these domain names have a higher price point than the standard registration fee, and they sometimes have higher annual renewal fees. It looks like the job is for someone to manage Automattic’s registry-controlled premium domain names.
It looks like Automattic is looking for someone with domain industry experience for this job. The first requirement is “Proven experience in handling a Premium Domain Name portfolio.”
This is a remote position, and it looks like the company is looking to hire someone based in the United States. The job opportunity was posted earlier this week and there are already 11 applicants for the job.