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Please Reject Employ Media's .jobs Request

  • To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Please Reject Employ Media's .jobs Request
  • From: Bill Berg <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 11:17:59 -0600

*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**

*By Email To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx*

*RE: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment*

*Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:*

*I am writing on behalf of CoolWorks.com, 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. CoolWorks.com has been online
since 1995. 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 association.*

*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. *


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*Bill Berg*

*President and Founder*


*P.O. Box 272*

*Gardiner, MT  59030*


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