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  • To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: domains
  • From: "Werner, Beverly" <wernerb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:10:25 -0500

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.  Having a
distinct separation between direct employers and third-party recruiters
or job boards would be much preferred to job seekers and those assisting
them, as there would be much more openness.  

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. They have 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

The proposed expansion of the .jobs top level domain (TLD) has the
potential to create havoc in the job arena. 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.  I have no ties to third-party recruiters,
but I do want to know the difference between the them and direct
employers.  Please do not approve this expansion.  The endless array of
job boards is confusing enough as it is.


Beverly K Werner, Ph.D., MCDP

Director, Career Center

Northern State University

1200 South Jay Street

Aberdeen SD 57401

(605) 626-2371


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