gTLD on ice!
On 21 May 2012 ICANN announced the reopening of its software system for applications to register generic top-level domains. ICANN had closed the system temporarily on 12 April following the discovery of an apparent security “glitch” making it possible for some applicants to see the application details of others. Following a number of updates and communication with the potentially affected applicants, ICANN believes the issue has now been resolved. The deadline for filing applications has been extended to 23:59 hrs on 30 May 2012.
Please see our blog on 24 January 2012 for the background to the new domains.
If you would like any more information on this subject, please contact Philip Sloan.