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TAS Interruption - Update (29 May 2012)

29 May 2012

The TLD Application System, or TAS, is scheduled to close tomorrow, 30 May 2012, at 23:59 GMT/UTC.

As of today, over 500 applications remain incomplete in TAS - either a complete application has not been submitted, and/or the full fee has not been paid. If you have not completed your application, we urge you to do so in TAS as quickly as possible.

If you are experiencing difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the Customer Service Center for assistance at https://crm-gtld.icann.org/portal-icann/.

ICANN has established the following target dates for the New Generic Top-level Domain program. More information on plans for the announcement of applied-for domain names will be provided soon.

We appreciate the patience and understanding applicants have shown throughout the application process.

30 May 2012 Application window closes
8 June 2012 Batching process begins
13 June 2012 Announcement of applied-for domain names ("Reveal Day")
  • Application comment period begins
  • Formal objection period begins
24-29 June 2012 ICANN's 44th Public Meeting; Prague, Czech Republic
28 June 2012 Batching process ends
11 July 2012 Batching results announced
12 July 2012 Initial evaluations begin
12 August 2012 Application comment period ends
14-19 October 2012 ICANN's 45th Public Meeting; Toronto, Canada