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Glitches Galore

FairWinds Partners —  June 15, 2012

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at this point. But this morning, when we woke up and checked our email to find there had been yet another technical glitch with ICANN, we couldn’t help but groan.

Let’s go back to the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook. In early versions, ICANN requires that the primary and secondary contact for each application provide their home addresses. In the version published in January, just before the TLD Application System (TAS) opened, there was an update that assured applicants that these street addresses would not be made public. Continue Reading…

Last night, ICANN posted a new update about the TAS. The organization has met its deadline of May 8 to inform applicants of whether or not their user names or file names were exposed during the glitch that first became public on April 12.

But the real news is that we finally know when the TAS will come back online – mostly.

ICANN says that it is “targeting 22 May 2012 as the intended reopening date for the TLD Application System.” Once it reopens, the TAS will stay open for five business days, closing for good on May 30 (accounting for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28, here in the U.S.). Continue Reading…

ICANN’s TLD Application System (TAS) remains offline this week as ICANN is continuing to work through the data in order to determine which applicants’ information may have been compromised during the security glitch. ICANN has said that it will likely take until May 8 to notify all of the applicants whether or not their user names or file names were exposed, but this week, the organization did publish some stats about the TAS delay: Continue Reading…

Waiting Game

FairWinds Partners —  April 24, 2012

As promised, ICANN posted another update about the TAS closure on Friday night, sneaking in just minutes before the deadline it had set of 23:59 UTC (7:59 PM EDT). Essentially, because of the large volume of data that the organization has to sort through in order to fulfill its promise of alerting all applicants of whether or not their data was compromised during the security glitch, ICANN stated that at the time, it was not prepared to make an announcement about when it would reopen the TAS. Instead, the statement promised another update by Friday, April 27 at 23:59 UTC (7:59 PM EDT). Continue Reading…

Last night, ICANN published a new announcement about the ongoing process to fix the glitch that had exposed certain applicants’ user names and file names to other TAS users.

The message was somewhat mixed: while ICANN believes it has fixed the problem, it needs to continue testing it to be sure. The organization is still in the process of gathering information to inform applicants of whether or not their data was affected. As a result, the TAS will not reopen tonight as ICANN had predicted last Thursday. Continue Reading…

The story around the technical glitch that caused ICANN to temporarily suspend access to the TLD Application System (TAS) on Thursday continues to evolve. First, on Thursday night, ICANN informed applicants that the “technical glitch” amounted to this: certain TAS users were able to view other users’ user names and file names while in the TAS. Regrettably, ICANN had first learned of this problem on March 19, but believed that it had adequately addressed the issue. Continue Reading…

This morning, ICANN announced that, due to a number of technical problems with its TLD Application System (TAS), it will be shutting the system down temporarily.

The TAS will be shut down until Tuesday, April 17 at 23:59 UTC (7:59 PM EDT). At that time, the TAS will reopen and remain open until 23:59 UTC (7:59 PM EDT) on Friday, April 20, 2012.

ICANN posted this announcement shortly before 8:00 AM EDT this morning. Continue Reading…