June 23, 2012 – ICANN Reveal Day

  •  Announced That 1,930 GTLD Applications Had Been Filed

Early Warning Conplaints

  • 242 Complaints Issued

December 20, 2012 – Lottery for Priority Considerations

Drawing for priority consideration.  No english language gTLD in top 100.

Ironically, the same month that the Pope joined the Twitterverse, the Catholic church’s application for .catholic in Chinese characters was selected to be first.

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