ICANN published final Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Guidelines last night, in advance to the (CPE) commencing.
The “Guidelines are to ensure quality, consistency and transparency in the evaluation process. ”
“The CPE Guidelines are an accompanying document to the Applicant Guidebook, and are meant to provide additional clarity around the process and scoring principles outlined in the AGB. ”
“The Guidelines do not modify the framework or standards laid out in the AGB.”
View the final CPE Guidelines [PDF, 1.85 MB].
“The CPE Evaluation Guidelines were developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the firm selected to perform CPE.”
“On 16 August 2013 ICANN posted a draft version of the document for community comment.”
“This version was given careful consideration by EIU and takes into account all feedback from the community.”
I don’t see a red line version of the final CPE Guidelines so its not immediately clear how it differs from the draft version & I’m about to catch a plane back to the US from the London new gTLD conference.
I’m sure some applicants will have comments throughout the day on this.