04 May '11, 5am

Yep, .Jobs Dispute is Now Going to Cost YOU Money

Employ Media files for arbitration. On Tuesday I surmised that the .jobs dispute between Employ Media and ICANN was about to cost you — the domain name owners that pay hefty fees to ICANN — a lot of money. Indeed, it appears the lawyers’ clocks have already started billing hours. Yesterday Employ Media filed for arbitration with ICANN. This will be a very expensive process, even if ICANN wins. In its complaint (thanks Domain Incite ), Employ Media says that a coalition of jobs boards pushed ICANN into taking action against Employ Media. This is highly plausible. Whether or not Employ Media should have been able to expand .jobs in the first place is a very valid question. But you have to admit the way ICANN handled this was confusing at best and incompetent at worst. First, ICANN’s board seemingly approved the expansion of .jobs. Then a coalition of companies including Mons...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/05/04/yep-jobs-dispute-is-...

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