Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
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 USA Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board: I am writing on behalf of MyOHR, 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. The separate and distinct communities of employers, staffing agencies, third party recruiters, job boards, and even career services are 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. Sincerely, Jaime Orendac SPHR-CA, HR Business Partner Jaime@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:Jaime@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> www.OrendacHR.com <http://www.orendachr.com/> IM damsel33@yahoo and JaimeOHR@aol/MSN 695 Campbell Technology Parkway. Suite 250 Campbell, CA 95008 Cell 408-674-3432 - Office 408-626-6027 - Fax 408-558-1600 This E-Mail is confidential and intended only for the use of the individual/s or entity named above and may contain information that is privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this E-Mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this E-Mail in error, please notify us immediately by return E-Mail or telephone and destroy the original message.