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Evaluation Panels Selection Process


ICANN's review and selection process of independent evaluators had 3 phases:

  1. General criteria scoring to identify a short list of candidates per panel
  2. Oral presentations with short-listed candidates
  3. Presentation of recommended candidates to Board
Date of Publication Subject Deadline Details
26 October 2011 Evaluation Panel Firms announced n/a Preparing Evaluators for the New gTLD Application Process
23 March 2010 Update on Phase 2 of selection process n/a Phase 2 of the selection process has been completed. ICANN met the candidate's leadership and core team members to evaluate in detail the candidate's approach, experience, technical competency, commitment, and proposed costing model. The next and final phase will select the Evaluation Panelists providers and notify the Board of final selections. The retention of the Evaluation Panelist is expected to occur in 2011 and names of the selected evaluation panelists will be published at that time.
11 December 2009 Update on Phase 1 of selection process n/a ICANN Continues Reporting on the Selection Process of Independent Evaluators for the New gTLD Program
25 October 2009 Panels Selection Process n/a List of Respondents
8 August 2009 Respondents' Conference Call Original Transcript  
31 July 2009 EOI Re-opened: New gTLD Program: Update on Independent Evaluators Search 15 September 2009 - 23:59 UTC (Please note: new Costs Template Exhibit A, is attached at the back of the original EOI)


22 April 2009 EOI Extended: Deadline for Independent Evaluator Applications Extended 11 June 2009 - 23:59 UTC
  • Applicant Evaluation Teams (Technical and Financial Evaluation)
  • Geographic Name Evaluation
  • String Similarity Examiners
  • Comparative Evaluation Panel
25 February 2009 EOI: New gTLDs: Call for Applicant Evaluation Panel Expressions of Interest 13 April 2009 - 23:59 UTC