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Additional .JOBS Naming Conventions
OPEN:15 February 2010
CLOSED:31 May 2010

Explanation/Background: Community comment is being solicited at this time on the subject of naming conventions in .JOBS that are in addition to the "company name" naming convention. The company name naming convention allows any employer organization to acquire its legal or commonly known name as a domain name registration in .JOBS via an application process through a .JOBS accredited registrar. Working examples of "company name" domain name registrations in .JOBS include www.walgreens.jobs, www.parkmanor.jobs, www.searchrecruitment.jobs, and www.talentmap.jobs.

Additional naming conventions include industry, occupation, and geographic names including 2-character domains. The addition of naming conventions has been formally submitted through the .JOBS Policy Development Process (PDP) and approved for review by the .JOBS PDP Council. Like the "company name" naming convention, additional naming conventions require Employ Media to adhere to the SHRM policy as identified in the .JOBS Charter. This policy states that domain name registrations are to serve the needs of the international human resource management community and be available only to applicants who are (i) a member of SHRM, (ii) certified by HRCI, or (iii) engaged in HR practices who, at minimum, support the SHRM code of ethics.

Employ Media has submitted the Proposed Amendments [revised, PDF 44K] for additional naming conventions. An Issues Report [revised, PDF 84K] is being reviewed by the Council for its subsequent vote to each Proposed Amendment.



Comments:
Posted by: Eric S.
My comments seem to have been cut off - considering the wide-open scope of possibilities introduced by this amendment, it's impossible to say how this will affect my company. What I can say, is that in my business I don't sign away rights and increase my risk unnecessarily. This change appears to dramatically increase the risk for employers while ensuring a profitable outcome for EmployMedia. Why would SHRM play along?

Posted by: Eric S.
My comments seem to have been cut off - considering the wide-open scope of possibilities introduced by this amendment, it's impossible to say how this will affect my company. What I can say, is that in my business I don't sign away rights and increase my risk unnecessarily. This change appears to dramatically increase the risk for employers while ensuring a profitable outcome for EmployMedia. Why would SHRM play along?

Posted by: Eric S.
"This will allow Employ Media to explore other ways of provisioning/ allocating non-“companyname” domains, including domain-industry standard practices like initiating Request for Proposals to invite interested parties to propose specific plans for registration, use and promotion of the domains, implementing auctions for the domains, and implementing a first-come, first-serve real-time, post-validation (if necessary) mechanism of allocation. It will also allow Employ Media flexibility in maintaining the shared domain beta test, all within the scope of the .jobs Charter. While it is not Employ Media’s current intent to employ any of these industry-standard or industry non-standard ways of provisioning/allocating domains, Employ Media will remain open to all proposals regarding .jobs domains, so long as the scope of the .jobs Charter is maintained." if I'm following correctly, this seems to free employmedia of any meaningful responsibility to SHRM. considering the wide-open scope of possib