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Lettr of Opposition to TLD Charter Amendment

  • To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Lettr of Opposition to TLD Charter Amendment
  • From: "charlie matthews" <charlie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 05:32:37 -0500

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
RE: Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment
Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:
I am writing on behalf of Matthews Career Centers, Inc. which operates over
hundred job boards to urge you to reject Employ Media's request for
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.
There was a valid reason for limiting the use of .jobs and it should NOT
be violated. For ICANN to allow Employ Media to move forward would undermine
ICANN's authority to properly regulate TLDs and sTLDs.
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. 
Charlie Matthews
Matthews Career Centers, Inc.
3201 Sage Brush Trail
Plano, TX  75023
972 998-3336



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