The Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review is mandated by ICANN Bylaws Section 4.6(d) to assess the "(A) the extent to which the expansion of gTLDs has promoted competition, consumer trust and consumer choice and (B) the effectiveness of the New gTLD Round's application and evaluation process and safeguards put in place to mitigate issues arising from the New gTLD Round". 

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Board Action


CCT (conducted under the Affirmation of Commitments)*

Concluded in 2018 Final Report

(tick)Board Resolution 01 March 2019

(tick)Board Resolution 22 October 2020

(tick)Board Resolution 10 September 2023

(star)See implementation page for more information

*The first Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice (CCT) Review was initiated under the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC). Further to a recommendation made by the Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (Work Stream 1), AoC reviews were incorporated into ICANN Bylaws in May 2016 as a result of the IANA Stewardship Transition

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