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Complaint regarding Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment

  • To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Complaint regarding Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
  • From: Angel Rodriquez <angelrodriquez@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:16:38 -0700

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 on behalf of myself and other people who are greatly
disturbed by the situation at hand, 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.

Angel Rodriquez

(310) 876-2763

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