engine - 11:22 am on Nov 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
The objections are now in, for those that want to see them.
The panel - known as the Government Advisory Committee (Gac) - has published its "early warning" list on the web to give applicants a chance to address its concerns or choose to withdraw their submission and reclaim 80% of their $185,000 (£116,300) application fee.
New internet name objections filed by government panel [bbc.co.uk]
The organisations and suffixes referred to on the list included:
Amazon for its applications for .app, .book, .movie, .game and .mail among others.
Google for .search, .cloud and .gmbh (a reference to a type of limited German company).
Johnson & Johnson for .baby.
L'Oreal for .beauty, .hair, .makeup, .salon and .skin.
The Weather Channel for .weather.
Symantec for .antivirus.
eHow publisher, Demand Media, for .army, .airforce, .engineer and .green.