[ALAC] [ALAC-Announce] ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Provides Update on Review of the Community Priority Evaluation Process

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Tue Sep 5 18:23:31 UTC 2017

Given that this issue (the way communities were evaluated -- and in the
view of At-Large, mostly unfairly rejected) is big one for At-Large. why is
the review being done by outside consultants and not the community?

I would like to flag this -- the treatment of communities in the allocation
of gTLDs -- as a major At-Large issue should ICANN be foolish enough to
engage in more rounds. Perhaps it is worth the effort of the community to
draft a comment, using the work of this Review and the existing community
efforts to engage in new rounds of gTLD allocations, as a catalyst from
which we may draft a coherent high-level ALAC policy on the issue. Once
created, this policy can/should take form of Formal Advice to the Board,
which is still ALAC's primary (and only bylaw-mandated) channel to make
itself heard.

In a recent post I referred to the too-frequent practice of being
distracted by the trivial while major issues of concern -- that are more
complex and difficult for reaching consensus -- are bypassed. I would like
to suggest that this issue -- the treatment of communities -- become one of
the primary concerns of At-Large should ICANN consider further namespace
expansion. We have a number of case studies -- .music, .gay, .kids among
them -- as clear communities that were denied (or cheated, depending on
opinion) out of the ability to apply. The problem with community evaluation
also completely rendered useless the Applicant Support Program that
At-Large and the GAC championed in the last round.

I offer to help draft such a policy but I won't do it alone. There must be
broader desire within the community for this than one person, should this
issue be given the weight of authority that IMO it needs. But I am happy to
coordinate and add what I can.

- Evan

On 5 September 2017 at 13:54, ICANN At-Large Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>

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> ICANN Provides Update on Review of the Community Priority Evaluation
> Process
> LOS ANGELES – 1 September 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned
> Names and Numbers (ICANN) today issued an update[newgtlds.icann.org]
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__newgtlds.icann.org_en_applicants_cpe&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=qNE6yYTV2JqbDi_y0nUWZkDcHov-bQY-sCkYJGxlTM4&e=>
> on the review of the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) process.
> Community Priority Evaluation is a method to resolve string contention,
> described in full detail in section 4.2 of the Applicant Guidebook
> (AGB)[newgtlds.icann.org]
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__newgtlds.icann.org_en_applicants_agb&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=y5onXHYzQc_RdrOkrk2OFAxJJsMtyKaV4st0alTBkiw&e=>.
> The evaluation determines if the community based application qualifies to
> earn priority and eliminate all non-community applicants in the contention
> set as well as any other non-prevailing community applicants. In CPE, the
> application is evaluated against the following four criteria: Community
> Establishment; Nexus between Proposed String and Community; Registration
> Policies, and Community Endorsement. The evaluations were conducted by the
> Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU was selected for this role
> because it offers premier business intelligence services, providing
> political, economic, and public policy analysis to businesses, governments,
> and organizations across the globe.
> At various times in the implementation of the New gTLD Program, the ICANN
> Board has considered aspects of CPE process, including certain concerns
> that some applicants have raised regarding the process. On 17 September
> 2016[icann.org]
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_resources_board-2Dmaterial_resolutions-2D2016-2D09-2D17-2Den&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=b_66o8gDzKo-vDAFpzh7zfJ9i2kZZEuTDHhiWn0ORU0&e=>,
> the ICANN Board directed the President and CEO, or his designees, to
> undertake a review of the process by which ICANN has interacted with the
> CPE provider. In his letter of 26 April 2017 to concerned
> parties[icann.org]
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_en_system_files_correspondence_disspain-2Dletter-2Dreview-2Dnew-2Dgtld-2Dcpe-2Dprocess-2D26apr17-2Den.pdf&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=tccQoHoyUd_tO3vDdnSUKdo8LjIUfgrnpzNj6HMAffQ&e=>
> [PDF, 405 KB], Chris Disspain, the Chair of the Board Governance Committee,
> provided additional information about the scope and status of the review.
> Below is additional information about the review, as well as the current
> status of the CPE process review. On 2 June 2017[newgtlds.icann.org]
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__newgtlds.icann.org_en_applicants_cpe_process-2Dreview-2Dupdate-2D02jun17-2Den.pdf&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=8_2bJs86sdpIGh-d0eCBKLOV7gGDSJmICeCVwDqJseQ&e=>,
> the ICANN organization published an update on the Review.
> Below is the current status of the Review since the last update.
> Current Status of the Review
> The 2 June 2017 update[newgtlds.icann.org]
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__newgtlds.icann.org_en_applicants_cpe_process-2Dreview-2Dupdate-2D02jun17-2Den.pdf&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=8_2bJs86sdpIGh-d0eCBKLOV7gGDSJmICeCVwDqJseQ&e=>
> made clear that the Review is being conducted in two parallel tracks by FTI
> Consulting Inc.’s (FTI)[fticonsulting.com]
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> Global Risk and Investigations Practice (GRIP) and Technology Practice. The
> work of the first track, which focuses on gathering information and
> materials from the ICANN organization, has been completed. The work of the
> second track, which focuses on gathering information and materials from the
> CPE provider, is still ongoing. The interview process of the CPE provider
> personnel that had involvement in CPEs has been completed. FTI is also
> working with the CPE provider to obtain the reference materials for the
> evaluations that are the subject of pending Reconsideration
> Requests[icann.org]
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_resources_pages_accountability_reconsideration-2Den&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=D09yejutJd7LYkn0UUvUmuobp8S0Xwq-IPc0iRnaBVE&e=>.
> The CPE provider has been producing documents on a rolling basis. FTI is
> currently evaluating whether the CPE provider’s production is complete.
> Once the underlying information and data collection is complete, FTI
> anticipates that it will be able to inform ICANN of its findings within two
> weeks.
> Recently, the ICANN Board and the ICANN organization have received
> numerous inquiries for documentation and information about the Review.
> These inquiries have been and will continue to be addressed through ICANN’s
> Documentary Information Disclosure Policy (DIDP), and are published on the
> DIDP page at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance/
> transparency-en[icann.org]
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> .
> The ICANN Board recognizes the desire by many to conclude this Review and
> proceed with the process. The ICANN Board also looks forward to concluding
> the Review and proceeding as appropriate.
> For more information about the CPE process, please visit
> https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe[newgtlds.icann.org]
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