Non-PDP - Consumer Trust, Consumer Choice, and Competition

Last Updated: 9 June 2014

Summary:

The Consumer Metrics Working Group produced a draft Advice Letter defining Consumer, Consumer Trust, Consumer Choice, & Competition at the request of the ICANN Board Resolution (2010.12.10.30) to Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs). The GNSO Council chartered the CCTC Working Group on 22 September 2011. It was intended that the Charter could also be formally endorsed by the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), but their endorsement was not a requirement for participation in the Working Group. The charter Drafting Team understood that its goal was to produce advice for consideration by GNSO, ccNSO, Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and ALAC, each of whom was asked for advice as part of the Board resolution discussed above. Each AC/SO may act independently on the CCTC Working Group's draft advice, and may endorse all, part, or none of the draft advice as it decides how to respond to the Board resolution. The CCTC Working Group understands that the purpose of this advice is to provide ICANN's Board with definitions, measures, and targets that could be useful to the Affirmation of Commitments (AOC) Review Team that will convene one year after new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are launched. However, the CCTC Working Group understands that this advice cannot pre-determine or otherwise limit the scope of the future AOC review team.

Status:

Board Vote Status

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Responsible Staff Member:

  • Julie Hedlund

Board Resolution on the Initiation of the PDP:

Adopted on: 10 December 2010

Whereas, ICANN has committed to promoting competition, consumer trust and consumer choice in the Affirmation of Commitments

Whereas, if and when new gTLDs (whether in ASCII or other language character sets) have been in operation for one year, ICANN has committed to organize a review that will examine the extent to which the introduction or expansion of gTLDs has promoted competition, consumer trust and consumer choice.

Resolved, the ICANN Board requests advice from the ALAC, GAC, GNSO and ccNSO on establishing the definition, measures, and three year targets for those measures, for competition, consumer trust and consumer choice in the context of the domain name system, such advice to be provided for discussion at the ICANN International Public meeting in San Francisco from 13-18 March 2011.

http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-10dec10-en.htm#6

Working Group Charter:

Created on: 7 September 2011

GNSO Council Resolution:

Adopted on: 22 September 2011

Working Group Initial Draft:

Submitted on: 23 February 2012

Working Group Second Draft – Prague:

Submitted on: 20 June 2012

Working Group Final Advice Letter (v2.0):

Submitted on: 20 August 2012

Working Group Final Advice Letter (v3.0):

Submitted on: 01 November 2012

Working Group Final Advice Letter (v4.0):

Submitted on: 05 December 2012

GNSO Adoption of the Final Advice Letter:

Adopted on: 20 December 2012

RESOLVED, the GNSO Council endorses these recommendations for establishing the definition, measures and three-year targets for those measures for competition, consumer trust and consumer choice in the context of the domain name system as described in the Final Advice Letter …[see link for full details]

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