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Comments of Yahoo! Inc.

  • To: <neustar-agp-proposal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Comments of Yahoo! Inc.
  • From: "J. Scott Evans" <evansj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:07:22 -0700

Yahoo! Inc. ("Yahoo!") hereby submits this comment in support of the
funnel request by NeuStar, Inc. dated February 5, 2008 seeking
modifications to the Add Grace Period ("AGP") within the .biz registry.
Yahoo! is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked
Internet destinations worldwide. With more than 500 million users around
the globe, Yahoo! is focused on powering its communities of users,
advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating indispensable
experiences built on trust. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
California and has a presence in more than 20 markets and regions
worldwide. As such, Yahoo! has been greatly affected by the abuses of
the AGP associated with domain name tasting.  Yahoo! applauds the
efforts of NeuStar as well as the efforts of PIR and Affilias in taking
proactive steps to curb abuses of the AGP within the .biz, .info and
.org top level domains.  Although Yahoo! remains concerned that further
modifications may be required to truly end domain tasting abuses, we are
encouraged by NeuStar's efforts and the efforts of Affilias and PIR.
Yahoo! is hopeful that the registry operators for the remaining gTLDs
will follow the lead of these three registries and voluntarily implement
similar modifications to thwart abuses of the AGP until such time as the
GNSO Council can provide a consensus policy solution to the ICANN Board
for adoption.

J. Scott Evans

Yahoo! Inc.

j. scott evans | senior director - legal | Yahoo! Inc. |
evansj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx | 408.349.1385


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