IAHC Backtracks on Registrar Lottery

It is statements like these (which have appeared with some regularity
in the past) that make me believe that IAHC/iPOC have in mind a single
monolithic database for all TLDs...

Do you mean gTLDs? I never thought that IHAC/iPOC was planning to have
the database deal with the country-code-based TLDs. Did I miss something?

Yes, I'm sorry. I meant gTLDs.