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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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  • TLDs? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by aaaaaaargh! (1150173) on Friday April 13, 2012 @04:59AM (#39670793)

    Personally, I don't see a need for top level domains at all. Yes, the might be needed for technical purposes, but the domain name system needs to be overhauled anyway and TLDs are mostly meaningless except for allowing some educated guesses about the location of servers (which often turn out to be wrong).

    I'm quite confident that a censor-free distributed DNS system is coming soon, and then TLDs will be obsolete.

If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.