ICANN published today Explanatory Memoranda Papers regarding the launch of new gTLDs. Watch this space for comments (although you will have to be patient...)!
[UPDATE, 10/24: I am reading the Draft Applicant Handbook. There are so many legal traps that I am not now not sure I want to summarize them in this column. Furthermore, all documents are subject to revision, and I guess the Cairo meeting can bring many changes)