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Employ Media TLD Charter Amendment

  • To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>, "Steven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <Steven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jeff Dries <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Employ Media TLD Charter Amendment
  • From: INC Staffing <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:50:39 -0500

July 14, 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

RE: Employ Media TLD Charter Amendment

Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:

I am writing on behalf of INC Staffing, 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.

For many years, 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.

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 and occupation specific web sites.  It now has a
proposal to implement this plan before the governing board of the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).

I am mostly disturbed because of the lack of openness, transparency, and
honesty that this charter holder has shown and is attempting to implement.

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. 

Jeff Dries
INC Staffing
(214) 444-3024

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