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Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment

  • To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
  • From: "Chet Valiante" <cvaliante@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:12:14 -0400

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: Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:
I am writing on behalf of The Hour Publishing Company 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 job 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 and 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
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 job seekers and employers who have long been the
customers of the community. 
Chet Valiante

Chet Valiante
Publisher & COO
The Hour Publishing Company
346 Main Ave
Norwalk, Ct 06851
Office: 203-354-1010
Fax: (203) 354-1128
www.TheHour.com <http://www.thehour.com/> 
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