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Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment

  • To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
  • From: "Shaker, Joe Jr." <joe.shaker.jr@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 08:27:34 -0500

Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:

I am writing on behalf of Shaker Recruitment Advertising &
Communications 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

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 <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) 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. 


Joe Shaker Jr



Joe Shaker Jr | Vice President | P: 708-358-0364 | shaker.com | 




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