Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Neustar
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 1697 - Yahoo

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.flickr is a Brand TLD delegated to the Root Zone in ICANN's New gTLD Program on 13 February 2016. The registry operator is Yahoo.[1][2]

Application Details

The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:

"Flickr has a well-deserved reputation as the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Flickr makes it easy for Internet users to store, sort, search and share their photos online. The Flickr service features unlimited storage, a simple upload interface and advertising-free browsing and sharing. Flickr can be accessed from a wide variety of Internet enabled devices and there is a very popular app for mobile.

In June 2011, Flickr had a total of 51 million registered members and 80 million unique visitors. In August 2011 Flickr was hosting more than 6 billion images.

Flickr was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005 and is now one of the most important businesses in Yahoo’s Communications and Communities division.

Yahoo! Inc. is a premier digital media company which delivers personalised digital content and experiences across devices and around the globe to vast audiences.

Yahoo! Inc was developed in 1994 by founders, David Filo and Jerry Yang and incorporated in 1995. We are a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, and employ over 10,000 staff who are based in offices in more than 25 countries, regions and territories. Yahoo! has been a publicly traded company since 2006 and in the 2010⁄2011 year had revenues of $6.3 billion.

Flickr, like Yahoo!’s most important products, is marketed in more than 25 languages across 50 countries, regions and territories.

Yahoo! Domain Services (YDS), a subsidiary of Yahoo! Inc. will manage Yahoo! Inc.’s gTLD domain name matters, including the .flickr TLD. YDS’s goal is to assist Yahoo! Inc. with building and operating a cutting-edge domain name registry and creating a unique space where customers and Internet users can learn about .flickr products and services in a targeted manner. YDS is applying for .flickr which it will manage for Yahoo! Inc. The .flickr registry will be a standard registry, not community-based.


Yahoo! Domain Services is the operator of the .flickr registry. The Yahoo Domain Services team is responsible for the development, maintenance and enforcement of the .Flickr Domain Management Policy. This policy defines the rules associated with eligibility and domain name allocation, sets out the terms governing the use of a .flickr domain name and describes the dispute resolution policies for the .flickr gTLD. This policy is intended to be updated and revised regularly to reflect Yahoo’s commercial and strategic interests for Flickr and, where appropriate, ICANN consensus policies and the adoption of new gTLDs by Internet users. Registration of a .flickr domain name will be undertaken in four steps: Eligibility Confirmation, Naming Convention Check, Acceptable Use Review, and finally Registration. All domains in the .flickr registry will remain the property of YDS. Only Yahoo! and its affiliates will be able to register second level domain names in the .flickr registry. Users of .flickr names must utilize their domains solely for purposes that enhance Flickr’s strategic or commercial interests. Domains within .flickr may not be used in a way which knowingly infringe any third party intellectual property rights. .flickr domains may not be delegated or assigned to external organizations, institutions, or individuals. All .flickr domains will carry accurate and up to date registration records which have been validated. The .flickr Whois will be accurate. The Yahoo! Domain Services Team may revoke a .flickr domain name at any time in line with Yahoo’s corporate and strategic interests. Internationalized domain names (IDN) may be supported in the .flickr registry at the second level."[3]