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ICANN Extends New Domain Deadline Because of Bug 41

Posted by samzenpus
from the can-I-get-an-extension dept.
judgecorp writes "ICANN has extended the deadline for applications for new generic top level domains until Friday 20th April. ICANN says it observed 'unusual behavior' in the system, which has now been fixed, but has extended the deadline to make sure everyone (with $185,000) gets a chance. From the article: 'ICANN’s technical staff have been working on a fix to a problem with the TLD Application System (TAS) but it was now working again, an ICANN spokesman in Europe told TechWeekEurope. “I don’t yet have all the details, but here is what I do know,” Brad White, ICANN’s director of media affairs told TechWeekEurope. “There was not a cyber-attack of any type.”'"
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ICANN Extends New Domain Deadline Because of Bug

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  • by solarissmoke (2470320) on Friday April 13, 2012 @03:27AM (#39670393)

    is here [icann.org].

    We have learned of a possible glitch in the TLD application system software that has allowed a limited number of users to view some other users' file names and user names in certain scenarios.

    Out of an abundance of caution, we took the system offline to protect applicant data. We are examining how this issue occurred and considering appropriate steps forward.

  • by benedictaddis (1472927) on Friday April 13, 2012 @05:27AM (#39670891)

    Does anyone know of a new site to post criticism of ICANN besides slashdot?

    At ICANN 43 I found three sites useful for keeping track of ICANN's moves :

  • Re:TLDs? (Score:4, Informative)

    by rapiddescent (572442) on Friday April 13, 2012 @07:36AM (#39671535)

    it's quite a news story here in Scotland because it looks like Scotland is to at long last get .scot after a long campaign [blogspot.co.uk] -- unfortunately, when the treaty of the union of the parliaments between the kingdom of England and the kingdom of Scotland (this is what UK actually means) was produced in 1706, they forgot to add a clause in the articles of union about internet TLD rights for the country. I wonder why.

    UK isn't really a country you see; it's just an agreement to unify the political structure [wikipedia.org] of two kingdoms and work as one. It's an artefact that could well change when Scotland goes to the vote [scotlandforward.net] to decide whether to remove that union and operate as a self-governed country, or operate as a more devolved parliament with greater powers than currently (not unlike a state in the USA), or indeed stay as-is.

      funnily enough,. the nerds here in Scotland weren't too happy about getting .sco and have requested .scot [newdomains.org] instead!

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