RE: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment
July 14, 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 USA By Email To: jobs-phased-allocation@xxxxxxxxx Dear Chairman Dengate Thrush and Members of the Board: RE: Employ Media sTLD Charter Amendment I am writing on behalf of Talent Plus, 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. Sincerely, Kyle Kyle Bruss | Talent Plus, Inc. One Talent Plus Way | Lincoln, NE 68506-5987 phone 402.489.2000 | toll-free 1.800.VARSITY fax 402.489.0375 e-mail kbruss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:kbruss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> | Web www.talentplus.com <http://www.talentplus.com> Talent Plus is a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics National Games 2010. For more information, visit http://www.2010specialolympics.org <http://www.2010specialolympics.org> . This e-mail and any attachment contain information which is private and confidential and is intended for the addressee only. If you are not an addressee, you are not authorized to read, copy or use this e-mail or any attachment. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender by return e-mail and then destroy it. P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.