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RE: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment

  • To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: RE: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
  • From: James Oley <admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:34:26 -0400

*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

*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 [insert the name of your organization here], 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,
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.

*James Oley*

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