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Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment

  • To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Employ Media's TLD Charter Amendment
  • From: Alex Soduk <asoduk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:57:40 -0400

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 Patriot Software, Inc., 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.

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.


Alex Soduk
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