ICANN has put a tentative date on the release of its Applicant Guidebook for new top-level domains.
In publishing its summary and analysis of the proposed final version of the AGB today, ICANN also issued this timetable:
Expected Path Forward
* Board-GAC Consultations: 28 Feb – 1 Mar 2011
* ICANN meeting: 14 – 18 Mar 2011
* Release of Applicant Guidebook: 14 Apr 2011
Note that it says “release”, not “approval”.
The nearest scheduled ICANN board of directors meeting to the release date is April 21.