ICANN releases a batching announcement due to the shear volume of generic top-level domain applications. The batching system was targeted to open June 8th and will close on June 28th. The batching process is determined by timestamps and will give an assignment to each application. The batching system takes into consideration batching preference, geographic region and timestamp, and contention of identical or similar applications. According to ICANN they have taken care to provide a secure platform for users. To read further click here.