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Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment

  • To: <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
  • From: "Leslie Mason" <leslie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:20:25 -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


Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:



I am writing on behalf of PeopleLogics, 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. 



Leslie Mason


Leslie Mason | Managing Director | PeopleLogics

1431 Greenway Dr. | Suite 725 | Irving, Texas 75038

Direct: 469.442.1909 | Fax: 469.464.1053 | Mobile:  972.978.0205

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