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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: "Mary Fairchild" <mary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 11:03:06 -0700

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:


This letter is to urge you to REJECT Employ Media's request to permit second
level registration of strings that do not correspond to an employer's name
in the .jobs sponsored top level domain. 


My company, Evergreen Recruiting, Inc., is a small recruitment services firm
in Washington State and we would be directly and adversely affected by this
request.as would our local jobseeker community. Jobboards are a valuable way
to connect employers and jobseekers, and I support the parameters of the
original charter text. However, the proposal to expand .jobs beyond direct
employers will allow a less than reputable organization (Employ Media) to
selectively sell domains in THEIR OWN for-profit interest, and not in the
best interest of jobseekers or the recruitment community.  


My concern is three-fold:


1)      I'm concerned the increased volume of random jobboards will be
confusing to jobseekers, will dilute the effectiveness of the jobboard
community, and will make it difficult for real employers to be
differentiated from less-legitimate look-alikes.

2)      I'm also concerned by the for-profit motives of Employ Media to act
in their own best interest, and not those of the greater recruitment

3)      I'm concerned SHRM has not shown itself to be an effective trustee
in this endeavor, and by "looking the other way", we've lost the safeguard
put in place to protect our individual company and industry interests.  


I have worked in the recruitment community for almost 20 years, and I've
been a volunteer leader in local SHRM chapters for the last 12 years, most
recently serving as President of LWHRA, the largest SHRM chapter in the
State of Washington, and SMA Seattle, a Special Interest Chapter of SHRM
focusing on recruitment and staffing in Washington State.  I currently and
actively work with companies seeking to hire employees, and jobseekers
trying to navigate the recruiting world to find their next job.  I believe
this experience gives me a unique and educated viewpoint on the proposal
before you.  


I encourage you to reject the proposal and pull the existing Charter from
Employ Media and SHRM. I would further encourage you to issue a new Request
For Proposal to manage the domain to meet the original Charter's intent.


Thank you for your consideration.





Mary Fairchild, SPHR
Evergreen Recruiting, Inc.




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