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

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 21:17:49 UTC 2017

Big +1.  And I happily volunteer to assist Evan here.


*Carlton A Samuels*

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On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> 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> wrote:
>> [image: CANN][icann.org]
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icann.org_&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=6RvSzjTvjB7S1VSBjP6ihfBO5ryNhTuEVsj102jJfy4&e=>
>> News Alert
>> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-09-01-en[icann.org]
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_news_announcement-2D2017-2D09-2D01-2Den&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=AEcTVM6uqbZyGV3iSJc_E42sDIWYp5EXRja_fHGMFqE&e=>
>> ------------------------------
>> 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]
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.fticonsulting.com_&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=I-apoKOnojHdSns9QteKkMx5qKJRheOfoIMm93UTNBk&e=>
>> 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/transparenc
>> y-en[icann.org]
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_resources_pages_governance_transparency-2Den&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=mrDeztziKLa7gZqGADzxcnHA3QXmXYsnChWYBR4NElI&m=xzfqc9z84D1KNQBHM_8mQtANhQCeSWynaCwxY1BH8YE&s=LvjRu0jhlL3LCs471CQqtJ2nK-iOlhE8BAW4yZ99NKo&e=>
>> .
>> 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]
>> <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=>
>> .
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