[At-Large] Fwd: Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) Final Report Now Available for Public Comment

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 18:12:47 UTC 2018

Final report ready for public comment,


*Carlton A Samuels*

*Mobile: 876-818-1799Strategy, Process, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround*

[image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> News Alert

Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) Final
Report Now Available for Public Comment

10 October 2018

LOS ANGELES – 10 October 2018 - The Final Report and Recommendations
<https://icann.org/en/system/files/files/cct-rt-final-08sep18-en.pdf> [PDF,
4.89 MB] of the Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice (CCT)
Review has been published for public comment.

On 8 September 2018 the CCT Review Team submitted its Final Report and
Recommendations to the ICANN Board of Directors. Informed by multiple
studies, research, and data gathering initiatives, as well as input from
the ICANN community and ICANN Board, the review team produced a final
report that examines the extent to which the introduction of new generic
top-level domains (gTLDs) has promoted competition, consumer trust, and
consumer choice in the domain name system. The review team report also
assesses the effectiveness of the safeguards ICANN has implemented to
mitigate issues related to the introduction of new gTLDs, and the New gTLD
Program's application and evaluation process. The report contains 35
recommendations, covering requests for more and better data collection,
policy issues to be addressed by the community, and suggested reforms
relating to transparency and data collection within ICANN Contractual
Compliance. The recommendations were adopted with full consensus from the
Review Team.

Per the ICANN Bylaws
<https://icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en/#article4.6>, each
final report of a review team shall be published for public comment in
advance of the Board's consideration. The Public Comment process on the
Final Report was started on 08 October 2018 and is expected to close on 27
November 2018. To review the Final Report and Recommendations and provide
your feedback, click here
Next Steps

By 8 March 2019 - within six months of receipt of the Final Report
<https://icann.org/en/system/files/files/cct-rt-final-08sep18-en.pdf> [PDF,
4.89 MB] and Recommendations - the ICANN Board shall consider the report
and public comments to determine whether to approve the recommendations.
The Board will then direct implementation of the recommendations that were
approved and provide written rationale for the decision if any
recommendations are not approved.

ICANN organization will prepare a feasibility assessment on the final
recommendations to inform Board consideration.
About the CCT Review

Launched under the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), the CCT Review Team
was formed to assess the New gTLD Program in three areas: competition,
consumer trust, and consumer choice. The review also assesses the
effectiveness of safeguards put in place to mitigate issues arising from
the introduction of new gTLDs and the Program's application and evaluation
process. The review, now a Specific Review under ICANN Bylaws section 4.6
examines the degree to which the process of implementing the New gTLD
Program was successful in producing desired results and achieving the
stated objectives.
About Specific Reviews

Specific Reviews <https://icann.org/resources/reviews/specific-reviews> are
mandated by ICANN Bylaws
<https://icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en#article4.6> and are
crucial to the legitimacy and accountability of ICANN. Specific Reviews
serve as ICANN's progress report to the world. They demonstrate how ICANN
delivers on its commitments and identifies areas where ICANN can improve.
Specific Reviews are conducted by members of the stakeholder community who
look at past processes, actions, and outcomes in order to make
recommendations to improve future performance. Click here
<https://icann.org/resources/reviews> to learn more about Reviews and how
you can get involved.

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global
Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an
address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That
address must be unique, so computers know where to find each other. ICANN
helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world.
ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation
with a community of participants from all over the world.

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