Community Priority Evaluation (CPE)

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30 July 2014 – Additional Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Result Released

ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 1 application, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.


Understanding Community Priority Evaluation

Overview

Community Priority Evaluation is a method to resolve string contention, described 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.

CPE is an independent analysis and any scores received in previous evaluation steps are not carried forward. CPE will be performed by a community priority panel appointed by ICANN - the Community Priority Panel will review and score the one or more community applications in a contention set, having elected CPE, against the four following criteria:

  • Community Establishment
  • Nexus between Proposed String and Community
  • Registration Policies
  • Community Endorsement

An application must score at least 14 points to prevail in a community priority evaluation. See section 4.2 of the Applicant Guidebook for full detail.

CPE Status

ICANN began inviting eligible applicants to elect the Community Priority Evaluation 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 In Progress
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 In Progress
1-1097-20833 ART 72 Dadotart, Inc. 20 February 2014 Yes Evaluation In Progress
1-912-59314 ECO 22 Big Room Inc. 12 March 2014 Yes Evaluation In Progress
1-1309-46695 KIDS 1,330 DotKids Foundation Limited 16 April 2014 Pending Change Request
1-1713-23699 GAY 179 dotgay llc 23 April 2014 Yes Evaluation In Progress
1-959-51046 MUSIC 106 .music LLC 18 June 2014 Yes Evaluation in Progress

CPE Eligibility Requirements

To begin CPE, there are eligibility requirements for both the application and the contention set. These requirements are listed below:

To begin CPE, an application must:

  • be a self-designated Community Application per section 1.2.3 of the AGB
  • be in a string contention set
  • not have a pending change request
  • not be in the 30-day application comment window for an approved changed request

Additionally, an applicant may only begin CPE if all members of the contention set (including the community applicant(s)) meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • have completed evaluation
  • have no pending objections
  • have no unresolved GAC Advice
  • not be classified in the "High Risk" category of the Name Collisions Risk Management Proposal

Accelerated Invitation to Elect CPE Eligibility Requirements

An applicant may request early invitation to CPE in situations where outstanding eligibility criteria do not have the potential to directly impact the community applicant's membership in a contention set.

The application requesting CPE must have completed the following pre-requisites (based on existing criteria) to give other contention set members certainty to be able to make comments or submit letters of opposition.

To request an accelerated invitation an application must:

  • be a self-designated Community Application per section 1.2.3 of the AGB
  • be in an unresolved string contention set (Contention Set status is not Resolved)
  • not have a pending change request
  • not be in the 30-day application comment window for an approved changed request
  • not be classified in the "High Risk" category of the Name Collisions Risk Management Proposal
  • not have filed any pending Accountability Mechanism

Additionally, all applications in the contention set must have:

  • completed evaluation
  • no pending objections
  • resolved all applicable GAC Advice

Once a community application has met the above listed requirements, ICANN will notify them of the option to request an Accelerated Invitation to Elect CPE. Once an Applicant has requested the Accelerated Invitation, the standard CPE Invitation process will commence, including posting on this web page.

Community Priority Evaluation Resources

Please use these resources to help prepare your application for CPE. Resources will be updated periodically; it is important to use the most recent versions.

Community Priority Evaluation Guidelines

Guidelines are the operational documents that the CPE Panel will use to evaluate community applicants.

  • Final CPE Guidelines
    Economist Intelligence Unit finalized its CPE Guidelines after considering ICANN community feedback on the first draft. The Guidelines have been made public to ensure quality, consistency and transparency in the evaluation process.

Announcement Archive

Below find archival materials documenting milestones in the formation and implementation of Community Priority Evaluation, listed chronologically.

12 June 2014 – Additional Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results Released

ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 5 applications, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.

28 May 2014 – Accelerated Invitation to Elect CPE

In effort to maintain program momentum, ICANN has enhanced the CPE invitation process to allow for community applicants to begin the CPE process earlier. The new process provides the community applicant the ability to Opt-In to a CPE invite sooner than the standard Eligibility Criteria. If they qualify, the community applicant can request an invitation to elect CPE. This would allow them to initiate the CPE process sooner than current requirements allow. Select the following link for more information about the process

18 March 2014 – First Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results Released

ICANN has published the first four results of the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) process.

25 October 2013 – Additional Community Priority Evaluation Resources Available

Community Priority Evaluation FAQs and a CPE processing timeline are now available.

09 October 2013 – CPE Invitations Sent to Eligible Applicants

Find out which applicants have been invited and where their applications are in the process. This information will be updated regularly as invitations are sent and evaluations are performed and completed.

27 September 2013 – Final Community Priority Evaluation Guidelines Published

The Economist Intelligence Unit finalized its CPE Guidelines after considering ICANN community feedback. The Guidelines have been made public to ensure quality, consistency and transparency in the evaluation process.

10 September 2013 – CPE Teleconference Content Available

ICANN holds a teleconference to discuss the details of Community Priority Evaluation with applicants.

09 September 2013 – Feedback on Draft CPE Guidelines

Applicants respond to ICANN's call for input on the Community Priority Evaluation Guidelines created by panel firm EIU.

16 August 2013 – CPE Draft Guidelines & Community Review

EIU, the CPE panel firm, develops a set of guidelines based on the criteria in the Applicant Guidebook to be used in the evaluation process. Applicants and community members are invited to provide feedback.

16 August 2013 – CPE Resources

ICANN publishes a set of resources to guide eligible applicants through the Community Priority Evaluation process.

14 June 2013 – Community Priority Evaluation Early Election

ICANN offers a means for applicants to indicate their intent to elect for Community Priority Evaluation prior to the launch of CPE operations.

Resources Archive