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Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment

  • To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment
  • From: Steve Myers <stevemyers75@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 07:09:26 -0700 (PDT)

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

Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:

I am writing on behalf of Pacific TransUnion, LLC, 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 
and therefore opposes the unilateral expansion of the .jobs charter to 
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. 

The separate and distinct communities of employers, staffing agencies, third 
party recruiters, job boards, and even career services are now threatened by 
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. 


Steve Myers
Sole Proprietor/Recruiting Manager
Pacific TransUnion, LLC

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