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Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment

  • To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
  • From: Ivan R <beantownbug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:03:47 +0000

July 15, 2010

Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman

Members of the Board of Directors

International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330

Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6601


By Email To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx

RE:  Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment

Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:

I am writing 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 and adversely affected by this request
and therefore opposes the unilateral expansion of the .jobs charter to
encompass regional and industry-specific second-level registrations.  

Since 1993, the community of online employment service
companies--job boards, associations, staffing firms, newspapers and
other publications that operate job posting and/or resume search
databases--has effectively served working men and women and employers
worldwide.  These same organizations have also significantly improved
the career prospects of veterans, minorities, disadvantaged persons and
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

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) and
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 and the letter of the
charter holder's contract with ICANN.  No less important, it will
grievously harm the online employment services community and therefore
my organization by confusing the job seekers and employers who have long
 been the customers of the community.  


Ivan Rodriguez
Software Developer

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