Latest and greatest version of applicant guidebook just released.
About 2,000 new top level domain applications have been submitted. But we’re not done yet, folks.
Today ICANN released another version of its gTLD Applicant Guidebook.
With the application period closed, the latest version turns the focus to the objection period. Changes mostly related to the Governmental Advisory Committee. It strikes language “The ICANN Board is also expected to provide a rationale for its decision if it does not follow the GAC Advice.” and “If the issue identified by the GAC is not remediated, the ICANN Board is also expected to provide a rationale for its decision if the Board does not follow GAC advice.”
A summary of the changes has been posted here.