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RE: Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment

  • To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment
  • From: "Rich Dowd" <rich.dowd@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:39:30 -0800

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


Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:

I am writing on behalf of The Odom Corporation, 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 (TLD). My company would be directly and adversely affected by this 
request and therefore we oppose 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 resumeĀ“ search databases--has effectively served working 
men, women and employers worldwide. These same organizations have also 
significantly improved the career prospects of veterans, minorities, 
disadvantaged persons and those displaced 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" TLD. The charter holder is attempting to 
expand 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 





Rich Dowd, SPHR

Regional HR Manager - Alaska

The Odom Corporation

Southern Odom - Alaska

rich.dowd@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:rich.dowd@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  Direct: 907-264-0231 | 
Fax: 907-264-0113 | Cell: 907-382-8407

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