04|17|2012 09:21 am EDT
ICANN emailed another announcement regarding the security issue in the TLD Application System (TAS) has been fixed, but the fix is currently undergoing Quality Assurance testing and ICANN is still gathering the information required to contact the applicants and let them know. The application system will not open today; another announcement regarding the opening date can be expected by April 20th, 2012.
See the full announcement below.
TAS Interruption – Update (16 April 2012)
Statement by Akram Atallah, COO
16 April 2012
The TLD application system, or TAS, was taken offline on Thursday, 12 April due to a technical issue.
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.
We also want to inform all applicants, before we reopen, whether they have been affected by the glitch. We are still gathering information so we can do that.
Accordingly, the application system will not reopen tomorrow.
We will provide an update on the timing of the reopening no later than Friday, 20 April at 23.59 UTC.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.