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RE: Employ Media'sTLD Charter Amendment

  • To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: Employ Media'sTLD Charter Amendment
  • From: "Richard A Smith" <dickle45@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:26:27 -0400

Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:



I am writing on behalf of Alan James Associates, 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 


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 i.e. job 
boards, associations, staffing firms, newspapers and other publications that 
operate job posting and/or resume search databases have 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 


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).


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. 






Richard A "Dick" Smith

Alan James Associates
"the convergence point for talent centric solutions"
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