New gTLD Auction Proceeds
These comments are submitted on behalf of Neustar: Neustar supports comments submitted by the DNA on the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Discussion Paper. Neustar agrees that it is important that the funds generated through the ICANN auction of last resort must be treated as an exceptional, one-time resource of revenue. Further, we agree that it is important that the auction proceeds be used in a manner that directly supports ICANN’s mission and mandate “coordinate, at the overall level, the global Internet's systems of unique identifiers, and in particular to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems.” In this context we concur with the DNA recommendation that the working group considers the following applications: - Consumer awareness and education efforts on the introduction of new gTLDs and how domain names fit into the Internet landscape; - Studies to better understand how users engage with the Domain Name System, to inform future ICANN policy work; -Work related to the universal acceptance of new gTLDs, particularly IDN TLDs; and - Work to support a healthy domain name ecosystem by funding industry¬ led best practices initiatives on issues such malicious conduct and security. Regards Donna Donna Austin: Neustar, Inc. Policy and Industry Affairs Manager Cell: +1.310.890.9655 Email: donna.austin@xxxxxxxxxxx The information contained in this e-mail message is intended only for the use of the recipient(s) named above and may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient you have received this e-mail message in error and any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately and delete the original message. Follow Neustar: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.