RE: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board: I am writing on behalf of Recruitwise Technology Ltd. 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 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. Regards Darren Revell When it comes to SEO, you are only as good as Google says you are! Still feeling confident? Contact Info London & the South Call free on 0800 599 9017. Recruitwise Technology Ltd, 16 Station Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9UT* Scotland & the North Call free on 0800 599 9018. Recruitwise Technology Ltd, 10 Denholm Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6TT Company number: 6837685 Vat Number: 985 2196 80. * Registered office Information contained in this e-mail is strictly confidential and for the addressee's use only. Any disclosure, use or copying of the information by anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited and may be illegal. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by return e-mail then delete it from your system. We have used all reasonable precautions to ensure that any attachment to this e-mail has been checked against software viruses. However, neither Recruitwise Technology Ltd nor the sender accept liability for any damage which you may sustain as a result of software viruses transmitted through this e-mail and its attachment. Accordingly you should carry out your own virus checks before opening the attachment (if any). The views expressed in this e-mail are not necessarily the views of Recruitwise Technology Ltd and the company, its directors, officers or employees make no representation or accept any liability for its accuracy or completeness unless expressly stated to the contrary. This e-mail and any response may be monitored.