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Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment

  • To: "jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx" <jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
  • From: John Cowling <john.cowling@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 19:24:09 +0100

Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board:

I am writing on behalf of the JobServe Group which has job board operations in 
North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

I 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) that operate job posting and resume search 
databases has effectively served job seekers and employers throughout the World.

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, London.jobs, 

Bangkok.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.

Please act to stop this disruption to our community.

John Cowling

CEO JobServe Group

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Fax No: 01621 813357
Email: john.cowling@xxxxxxxxxxxx


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