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ICANN: Additional CPE Results Released – 21 May

ICANN new generic Top Level Domains logoICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 1 application, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.


Understanding CPE

Overview

Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) is a method to resolve string contention, described in full detail in section 4.2 of the Applicant Guidebook (AGB). It will only occur if a community application is both in contention and elects to pursue CPE. The evaluation itself is an independent analysis conducted by a panel from 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.

As part of its process, the EIU reviews and scores a community applicant that has elected CPE against the following four criteria: Community Establishment; Nexus between Proposed String and Community; Registration Policies, and Community Endorsement. An application must score at least 14 points to prevail in a community priority evaluation, a high bar because awarding priority eliminates all non-community applicants in the contention set as well as any other non-prevailing community applicants. For details regarding the EIU’s work with ICANN as well as its evaluation process, please see the resources below:

CPE Eligibility

Fulfillment of the CPE Eligibility criteria explained below permits an applicant to begin the CPE process and ensures that applications as well as contention sets are in stable, viable states, i.e., are not at risk of an open matter affecting whether they will proceed.

Eligibility Requirements for Standard CPE Invitation

Once an application is eligible for CPE, it will be invited to CPE and have up to 21 days to accept the invitation and pay the CPE fees. The invitations will be posted to this page in the CPE Status section. The evaluation will begin no sooner than 14 days after the invitation to allow for final submission of application comments and correspondence to ICANN regarding the application.

To be eligible to begin Standard CPE Processing, an application must:

  • be a self-designated Community Application per section 1.2.3 of the AGB
  • have an application status of “Active”
  • be in an unresolved contention set (contention set status is either “Active” or “On-Hold” and at least one other application in the set has a status of either “Active or On-Hold”
  • not have a pending change request
  • not be in an active comment window for a recently approved changed request

Additionally, as per section 4.2 of the AGB, all remaining members of the contention set must have completed all previous stages of the process. All remaining applications in the contention set must:

  • have completed evaluation
  • have no pending objections
  • have addressed all applicable GAC Advice
  • not be classified in the “High Risk” category of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework

Eligibility Requirements for Accelerated Invitation to CPE

Once a community application has met the requirements listed below, ICANN will notify them of the option to request an Accelerated Invitation to CPE. An applicant is able to request an Accelerated Invitation to CPE when outstanding eligibility criteria do not have the potential to impact the community applicant’s membership in a contention set and/or when the contention set as a whole may not have met all eligibility requirements for the standard CPE Invitation process.

After an Applicant has requested the Accelerated Invitation, the standard CPE Invitation process will commence, including posting on this web page.

To be eligible for an Accelerated Invitation to CPE, an application must:

  • be a self-designated Community Application per section 1.2.3 of the AGB
  • have a status of “Active” or “On-Hold”
  • be in an unresolved contention set (contention set status is either “Active” or “On-Hold” and at least one other application in the set has a status of either “Active or On-Hold”)
  • not have a pending change request
  • not be in an active application comment window for an approved changed request
  • have addressed all applicable GAC Advice

Additionally, as per section 4.2 of the AGB, all remaining members of the contention set must have completed all previous stages of the process. All remaining applications in the contention set must:

  • have completed evaluation
  • have no pending objections
  • not be classified in the “High Risk” category of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework

CPE Resources

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Process documentation for Community Priority Evaluation is posted for informational purposes to provide transparency of the panel’s evaluation process.

ICANN has published the CPE Guidelines produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit after considering ICANN community feedback on the first draft. The Guidelines are an accompanying document to the AGB, and are meant to provide additional clarity around the scoring principles outlined in the AGB. The Guidelines are intended to increase transparency, fairness and consistency in the evaluation process.

This document contains answers to common questions about CPE from applicants and other interested community members. The update from 19 September 2014 includes revisions to existing answers based on changes put forth in the “Update on Application Status and Contention Sets” Advisory.

The timeline has been updated to reflect changes made in the FAQ revision from 13 Aug 2014.

CPE Status

ICANN began inviting eligible applicants to elect the CPE process on 9 October 2013. The invitation date and evaluation results are represented in the table below. Important: application comments and letters of support or opposition must be submitted within 14 days of the CPE Invitation Date in order to be considered by the CPE Panel. Access the Application Comments page.

Application ID String Contention Set Number Applicant CPE Invitation Date Elected Status
1-1000-62742 IMMO 99 STARTING DOT LIMITED 09 October 2013 Yes Evaluation Complete

(17 March 2014)

1-1025-18840 TAXI 225 Taxi Pay GmbH 09 October 2013 Yes Evaluation Complete

(17 March 2014)

1-901-9391 OSAKA 130 Interlink Co., Ltd. 06 November 2013 Yes Evaluation Complete

(30 July 2014)

1-1723-69677 TENNIS 136 TENNIS AUSTRALIA LTD 06 November 2013 Yes Evaluation Complete

(17 March 2014)

1-1888-47714 MLS 144 The Canadian Real Estate Association 11 December 2013 Yes Evaluation Complete

(17 March 2014)

1-1273-63351 GMBH 30 TLDDOT GmbH 19 February 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(12 June 2014)

1-880-17627 LLC 81 Dot Registry LLC 19 February 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(12 June 2014)

1-880-35979 INC 102 Dot Registry LLC 19 February 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(12 June 2014)

1-880-35508 LLP 45 Dot Registry LLC 19 February 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(12 June 2014)

1-1083-39123 RADIO 33 European Broadcasting Union (EBU) 19 February 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(10 September 2014)

1-1032-95136 HOTEL 51 HOTEL Top-Level-Domain S.a.r.l 19 February 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(12 June 2014)

1-1675-51302 ART 72 EFLUX.ART, LLC 19 February 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(10 September 2014)

1-1097-20833 ART 72 Dadotart, Inc. 20 February 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(10 September 2014)

1-912-59314 ECO 22 Big Room Inc. 12 March 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(7 October 2014)

1-1309-46695 KIDS 1,330 DotKids Foundation Limited 16 April 2014 – Pending Eligibility
1-1713-23699 GAY 179 dotgay llc 23 April 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(7 October 2014)

1-1713-23699 GAY 179 dotgay llc 26 January 2015 RR 14-44

Re-evaluation in Progress
1-959-51046 MUSIC 106 .music LLC 18 June 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(7 October 2014)

1-890-52063 SHOP 1,593 GMO Registry, Inc. 8 October 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(13 March 2015)

1-1830-1672 SHOP 649 Commercial Connect LLC 26 November 2014 Yes Evaluation Complete

(21 May 2015)

1-1192-28569 MED

1,732

HEXAP SAS 3 February 2015 No Not elected
1-1309-81322 SPA

524

Asia Spa and Wellness Promotion Council Limited 3 February 2015 Yes Evaluation in Progress
1-1911-56672 CPA

974

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 8 April 2015 Yes Evaluation in Progress
1-1744-1971 CPA

1,609

CPA AUSTRALIA LTD 8 April 2015 Yes Evaluation in Progress

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe