You may recall the announcement that new domains are coming - everything from .AAA to .ZULU. These proposed domains are inching their way through the ICANN process. We have been monitoring the implementation of new gTLDs and note that the period for filing formal objections against a newly applied-for gTLD began on June 13, 2012 and is scheduled to run until January 2013. If you are interested in filing an objection against a proposed new top-level domain, you should contact trade-mark counsel right away.
Comments are also being solicited on the draft version of the Trademark Clearinghouse Requirements.
See: Reveal Day for New Top-Level-Domains