ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, announced today that its has formal withdrawn the February 2011 Notice of Breach against Employ Media, the registry operator of .JOBS, and confirmed that Employ Media is in good standing.
Accordingly, Employ Media has dismissed arbitration proceedings with ICANN.
This settlement brings to a close the dispute between the two parties regarding how non-company names (such as geographic, occupation, and dictionary terms) in .JOBS are registered and used.
According to the ICANN registry reports for August 2012, there are just about 42,000 .Job domain names registered.
“I am particularly pleased that ICANN has agreed that we are in full compliance as the registry operator of .JOBS,” states Tom Embrescia, Chairman and CEO of Employ Media and .JOBS. “Resolution of this dispute with ICANN gives us, the .JOBS Universe and those registering existing and future .JOBS domains the ability to move forward with business certainty.”
“We continue to receive a tremendous amount of interest for geographic, occupation and dictionary names from around the world,” Mr. Embrescia explains. “We are pleased to announce opening a new RFP round in January, 2013 with details to follow.”
Those seeking further information are encouraged to contact Employ Media or visit www.RFP.jobs which will be updated in the coming weeks.