In the GAC Beijing Communiqué [PDF, 156 KB], the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) issued advice to the ICANN Board of Directors regarding New gTLD applications. My initial response was that this advice will derail the whole process. I don’t see how all this confusion can be resolved in a timely manner. ICANN notified applicants and the community about the GAC’s advice on 18 April 2013, thus opening a 21-day applicant response period. 722 applicant responses have just been made public.
Download all responses [PDF, 58.81 MB, 1891 pages]
The ICANN Board New gTLD Program Committee will consider the applicant responses in formulating its response to the GAC advice.