ICANN Clarifies TAS Glitch
Yesterday ICANN suspended the new gTLD application system (TAS). Today it has given an explanation what has happened.
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.
Keeping the content of the application confidential is crucial since it does contain sensitive information. Some of the answers given in the application will be published by ICANN as indicated in the Applicant Guidebook but not all of them. The file name itself could have included sensitive information like the TLD string and the applicants name already.