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The Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (CCT Review Team) is responsible for evaluating 1) how the new gTLD Program has promoted competition, consumer trust and consumer choice; 2) the effectiveness of the application and evaluation processes; 3) the effectiveness of safeguards put in place to mitigate issues involved in the expansion of the domain name space. The aim of the session is to provide a deeper discussion on the activities and findings of the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (CCT Review Team) and to provide you with an opportunity to directly engage with the Review Team. This session will be interactive in nature and will include an open-mic where participants will be able to ask questions to the Review Team. Community participation is key to the success of a review, your unique input and perspectives will help us drive our recommendations. The CCT-RT began its work in January 2016 and plans to issue a set of draft fact-based recommendations for public comment by the end of 2016. This review is one of the key inputs to the re-opening of applications for New gTLDs. For further information on the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team, please see https://www.icann.org/resources/reviews/aoc/cct[icann.org] and the CCT-RT wiki: http://cct.wiki[cct.wiki]. 1. CCT-RT Process update (09:00-09:05) 2. Take-away from surveys/studies (09:05-09:20) a. Global Consumer Survey and Global Domain Name Registrant Survey (Nielsen) b. Economic Analysis on New gTLD Program’s Competition Effects (Analysis Group) c. Interviews (AM Global) 3. CCT-RT narratives and high-level findings (09:20-10:00 min) a. Competition & Consumer Choice i. Q&A b. Safeguards & Trust i. Q&A c. Application & Evaluation Process i. Q&A 4. Work plan & timeline (10:00-10:05) 5. Open microphone (10:05-10:30) - Staff Leader: Pamela Smith