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RE: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment

  • To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: RE: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
  • From: Sarah White <imsosarah@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:02:46 -0500

Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:

I am writing on behalf of the blog readership of ImSoCorporate.com - A blog 
based on HR Technology & Recruitment Practices as well as myself as an 
independent consultant in this space, 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 clients and corporate & job seeker readers have expressed concern and 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.


Sarah White

Chief Strategy Consultant at HR Technology Vendor
Blogger/Editor at ImSoCorporate.com
Online HR/Recruiting Industry Personality - @ImSoSarah
Industry Author, Evangelist & Speaker
Independent Corporate HR Strategy Consultant

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