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Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO of ICANN, ICANN Press Release from 2 April 2012 regarding the New gTLD Reveal Day.
The facts after ICANN's most recent TAS and Reveal Day press releases:
1. The Reveal Day (30 April) will be postponed
2. It is unclear when TAS will reopen
3. ICANN will publish an update tomorrow, 27 April 2012 ...click for more
Although ICANN has repeatedly committed itself to provide additional information regarding the TAS glitch and to give an update on the Reveal Day (April 30, 2012) the information provided until now is sparse. ICANN has published an interview with Jeff Moss, ICANN's Vice President and Chief Security Officer but without significant new information. Moss was brought in to look at the TAS glitch and to determine if the system was hacked. ...click for more
The last few days ICANN has repeatedly committed itself to provide additional information regarding the TAS glitch and to give an update on the Reveal Day (April 30, 2012). Today ICANN has announced publish a video interview with Jeff Moss, ICANN's Vice President and Chief Security Officer, answering questions about the TAS glitch. ...click for more
Today ICANN announced that it resolved the TAS bug that displayed other applicants' file names. Originally TAS was scheduled to reopen today but ICANN has postponed reopening until further notice.
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We believe that we have fixed the glitch, and we are testing it to make sure.
ICANN is committed to reopening the application system as soon as we can confirm that the problem has been resolved and we have had proper time for testing.
Yesterday ICANN suspended the new gTLD application system (TAS). Today it has given an explanation what has happened.
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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.
ICANN has just announced that it has shut down TAS, the new gTLD application system. TAS will remain closes until Tuesday at 23:59 UTC. Consequently the application period has been extended until Friday, 20 April 2012, 23:59. Originally 12 April 2012 would have been the last day to submit a gTLD application.
The suspension will most likely affect the Reveal Day previously moved to 30 April 2012. ...click for more
ICANN recently approved a controversial procedure for allocating New gTLD applications to evaluation batches.
With an anticipated 1,000 to 1,500 New gTLD applications ICANN will have to evaluate twice or thrice the number of applications originally envisaged. This means ICANN will have to choose which applications are going to get reviewed first.
If significantly more than 500 applications are received ICANN will create application batches. Possible allocation criteria like
- the time the application was submitted to ICANN or
- predominately random elements or ...click for more
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Email addresses that contained a widespread SLDs (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) changed to addresses that now contain an individual SLD (e.g. John.email@example.com). Similarly large companies are about to move from their company domain name (mycompany.com) to their company Top-Level-Domain (.mycompany). The preparations are happening right now. Many so called .brand application may be of a defensive nature but it is very likely that once .brand TLDs are established, .brand owners will shift their internal and external communications to their own TLD. Existing SLD will stay alive but forward to the .brand name space. ...click for more
Yesterday ICANN announced 30 April as the new date to release its list of applicants and applied for gTLDs. ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom noted that this date may be postponed if ICANN receives an overwhelming number of applications. ICANN's new gTLD schedule allows for 500 applications without delay to the process. ...click for more
The International Trademark Association (INTA) has a good overview for last minute .brand applicants who need to make up their mind about a new gTLD registration.
The Summary of the Speaker Responses to Questions from INTA Webcast answers many questions that .brand applicants may have, especially when they have planned a defensive registration. It is a recommended read for everyone involved in an .brand application who is not a New gTLD expert already. It addresses many major questions such as: ...click for more