Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment
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 USA RE: Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board: I am writing on behalf of Vipe Inc, 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. 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). Further, this proposal establishes an environment in which trademarked names can be used by the highest bidder to the detriment of corporate America. This proposal violates both the spirit and the letter of the charter holder's contract with ICANN. No less important, it will grievously harm all employers everywhere and therefore my organization by confusing job seekers and diluting our branding. Sincerely, Byron Jacobs - (Click <http://www.vipepower.com/Company/5IJE1HUW7GU5> this secure link to see my personal Vipe introduction) VP, Marketing and Sales Vipe Inc. 2225 E. Bayshore Road Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA 94303 www.vipepower.com Main: (650) 352-1270 Dir: (650) 315-2071 Cell: (650) 619-2503 byron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Find us on <http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Vipe/100592215616> Facebook! CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This transmittal is a confidential communication or may otherwise be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this transmittal in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution or copying of this transmittal is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, and immediately delete this message and all its attachments, if any.