ICA has been asking for over a year for ICANN to implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension program before the new gTLDs open. This program was included in the applicant handbook and is a required rights protection mechanism. Each inquiry that was made by the ICA received the same response from ICANN saying that it soon will be implemented. But when is the real question. An email exchange between ICANN senior executive Kurt Pritz and GNSO Council chairman Stephane Van Gelder is available here.