Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment
- To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment
- From: "Todd Young" <toddyoung@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 22:03:15 -0500
July 12, 2010
Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman
Members of the Board of Directors
International Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers
4676 Admiralty Way, Ste. 330
Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6601
RE: Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment
Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush & Members of the Board:
I am writing on behalf of Sword Commodities Inc. to urge you to reject
Employ Media's request for authority to permit second level registration of
strings that do not correspond to an employer's name in the .jobs sponsored top
level domain. My organization would be directly & adversely affected by this
request & therefore opposes the unilateral expansion of the .jobs charter to
encompass regional & industry-specific second-level registrations.
Since 1993, the community of online employment service companies--job
boards, associations, staffing firms, newspapers & other publications that
operate job posting &/or resume search databases--has effectively served
working men & women & employers worldwide. These same organizations have also
significantly improved the career prospects of veterans, minorities,
disadvantaged persons & those affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane
Katrina. They have, in every respect, acted as "the Sources of Success," the
trademark of the International Association of Employment Web Sites
(http://www.employmentwebsites.org), their only industry trade association.
This community is now threatened by the proposed expansion of the .jobs
top level domain (TLD). The charter holder is attempting to extend the
application of the TLD from its approved community--direct employers--into the
online employment services community by introducing geocentric (i.e.
Atlanta.jobs, NewYork.jobs, Athens.jobs) & occupation specific (i.e.
nurse.jobs, salesperson.jobs, systemsanalyst.jobs) web sites. It now has a
proposal to implement this plan before the governing board of the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).
This proposal violates both the spirit & the letter of the charter
holder's contract with ICANN. No less important, it will grievously harm the
online employment services community & therefore my organization by confusing
the job seekers & employers who have long been the customers of the community.
- Todd Young
President/Owner Sword Commodities Inc.
6204 E. 93 St.
Tulsa, OK 74137-4113