ICANN is inviting eligible community applicants to elect Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) as a potential method to resolve string contention. Today, the first two invitations were sent via ICANN's Customer Portal. All invited applicants will have up to 21 calendar days to elect to proceed with CPE and evaluation will commence shortly thereafter. The evaluation results are expected to be available in two to three months from the evaluation start date,
Invitations will be sent on a weekly basis as applications become eligible for CPE. Information about the current status of CPE, including invitations sent, applicant election dates, and evaluation results will be reflected on the CPE page of the New gTLD microsite.