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Webinar: Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review New Sections of Draft Report

7 December 2017

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LOS ANGELES – 7 December 2017 – On 18 December 2017, the Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) will host a webinar on the new sections of its Draft Report.

The Draft Report was posted on 7 March 2017 [PDF, 4.94 MB], and the new sections made available for public comment on 27 November 2017.

During the webinar, members of the CCT Review Team will provide a briefing on the new sections, which contain draft findings and recommendations pertaining to Domain Name System abuse, costs to trademark holders, domain name parking, and consumer choice. Participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions directly to the Review Team.

The CCT Review Team is examining the extent to which the introduction or expansion of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has promoted competition, consumer trust, and consumer choice. The Review Team is also determining the effectiveness of the safeguards put in place to mitigate issues arising from the introduction of new gTLDs and the New gTLD Program's application and evaluation process.

A recording will be made available on the CCT Review Team wiki.

Webinar Details & How to Attend

  • Date: 18 December 2017
  • Time: 16:00 – 17:00 UTC (click here to view time zone converter)
  • To participate, please RSVP to: mssi-secretariat@icann.org to receive the dial-in information.
  • In order to facilitate global participation, language services will be available in five UN languages.


  • CCT Mandate & Timeline
  • DNS Abuse
  • Rights Protection Mechanisms
  • "Parked Domains"
  • Next Steps

Additional Resources

  • Visit the CCT wiki for up-to-date information on the work of the Review Team as well as news and opportunities to participate.
  • Visit the CCT page on ICANN.org to view documents associated with essential milestones, outputs and final deliverables.
  • The Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (CCT) Review is mandated by ICANN Bylaws Section 4.6.


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