At this stage we cannot confirm if the .YOUTUBE gTLD will be open to the public. For this reason we'll still allow requests to reach our database but should the gTLD end up being classified as closed then any requests we receive will be cancelled.
On June 13 2012, ICANN have announced 2000+ domain name gTLD applications. Applications vary from Generic Domain names, Brands, as well as geographic regions. We have also noticed that are also several community and specialist interest TLDs that have been applied for during the initial gTLD application stage.