- New gTLD database
Governments warn ICANN over batching
The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN sent a strong letter to the organization's chairman advising the organization to move away from the badly flawed "digital archery" process for splitting the 1,930 new gTLD applications it has received into batched. "ICANN may not have fully considered the implications of these processes, and highlights the need to fully consult with the community before taking decisions of this magnitude," it chided. The letter also warned ICANN that the GAC would not be in a position to make determinations on new gTLD applications until April 2013 - five months later than ICANN had hoped.