01 August 2013
The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has issued further advice to the ICANN Board of Directors regarding New gTLD applications in the GAC Durban Communiqué. The New gTLD advice in the Durban Communiqué related to Section 3.1 of the Applicant Guidebook is further to the contents of the Beijing Communiqué.
Per Section 3.1 of the Applicant Guidebook, applicants have 21 calendar days from this publication date to submit a response to the ICANN Board. Applicants subject to the advice will be notified directly by the New gTLD Customer Service Center and will receive instructions for submitting a response. Applicant responses to the ICANN Board should be submitted to the Customer Service Center no later than 23:59:59 UTC on 23 August 2013. ICANN will publish applicant responses and provide them to the Board.
(Note: This announcement was updated on 9 August 2013 with the word "further" replacing "a second round of" and with a paragraph added to clarify the close connection to the Beijing Communiqué.)