ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 20 April 2012
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
20 April 2012 | We understand that the dates for the reopening and closing of the application system are important to new gTLD applicants.
19 April 2012 | Yesterday we promised to provide more information, and today we have prepared a video interview with Jeff Moss, ICANN's Vice President and Chief Security Officer, answering questions about the glitch.
19 April 2012 | The Following Public Comment periods are approaching their Comment or Reply Period Close dates, April 19-29 2012.
18 April 2012 | ICANN has been providing regular updates on the recent technical glitch that resulted in the TLD application system being taken offline. As reported earlier, we believe that we have fixed the glitch. We continue to test the solution and to conduct research to determine which file names and user names were potentially viewable, as well as which applicants had the ability to see them.
17 April 2012 | ICANN's review of the technical glitch that resulted in the TLD application system being taken offline indicates that the issue stems from a problem in the way the system handled interrupted deletions of file attachments.
16 April 2012 | The TLD application system, or TAS, was taken offline on Thursday, 12 April due to a technical issue. We believe that we have fixed the glitch, and we are testing it to make sure.
15 April 2012 | We are currently reviewing the data to confirm which applicants were affected. As soon as the data is confirmed, we will inform all applicants whether they were affected.
14 April 2012 | As we have reported, ICANN has learned of a technical issue with the TLD application system software, or TAS, that allowed a limited number of users to view some other users' file names and user names in certain scenarios. We temporarily shut the system down on 12 April 2012 to protect applicant data, and to look into the technical issue and fix it. As part of that process, we are sifting through the thousands of customer service inquiries received since the opening of the application submission period.
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