ICANN ICANN Email List Archives


<<< Chronological Index >>>    <<< Thread Index >>>

Recent Employ Media Request

  • To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Recent Employ Media Request
  • From: Krassimir Grouev <krassimirgr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:58:05 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:
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. 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 
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 
those affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. They have, in 
every respect, acted as "the Sources of Success," the trademark of the 
International Association of Employment Web Sites 
(http://www.employmentwebsites.org), their only industry trade association.
This community is 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 
seekers and employers who have long been the customers of the community.
Krassimir Grouev 

<<< Chronological Index >>>    <<< Thread Index >>>

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Cookies Policy