ICANN TAS Update: 105 Applicants May Had File & User Names Viewed By Other Applicants

ICANN just issued another update on the TAS system and gave out some numbers this time.

“”At the time we took the system offline, there were 1268 registered users and some 95,000 file attachments in the system.”

“Of these, there were approximately 455 instances where a file name and the associated user name might have been viewed by another applicant.”

“We are continuing to review system logs and packet-level traffic to confirm how many viewings actually did occur.”

“Our review has determined that approximately:

  • 105 applicants might have had file names and user names viewed by another applicant.
  • 50 applicants might have viewed file names and user names from one or more other applicants.”

“ICANN is in the process of notifying applicants whether they were affected by the software glitch that caused us to take the TLD Application System, or TAS, offline. As we announced earlier this week, we plan to complete this notification process on or before 8 May.”

“Work continues on enhancing system performance and testing the fix for the glitch.””We recognize and regret the inconvenience to applicants as they try to plan their schedules and resources in anticipation of TAS reopening. As we have previously announced, we will keep the system open for at least five business days to allow applicants to assure themselves that their applications remain as they intended.”
It will be interesting to see if it ever becomes public which applicants actually viewed other applicants information.


  1. 3D is my life says

    Umm, don’t they have some computers lying around somewhere that can review the logs and compile the results, should take about a minute or so. We’re talking about a relatively small data set here.

  2. John Berryhill says

    …but that data set defines inputs to a state machine with a large number of states.

    It’s like having the input sequence from an Xbox controller, and trying to fight out how many aliens someone killed in a game of Halo. You can’t tell that from the controller input sequence without simulating the game from it.

  3. 3d is my life says

    Forgive my ignorance, but can’t they just review the IP addresses that accessed the attachments and see if they match those logged in to the system as the applicant owner of those attachments.

  4. 123ABC says

    For $185K this is the service you get. You can get more competent processing from a $8 domain registrar.

  5. Street kid says

    Isn’t icann nearly about to tell announce who has applied for what. Does it really matter if a few knew slightly before the world because of this glitch. Not like passwords were corrupted?

  6. says

    “ICANN is in the process…”

    For those not familiar with the ICANN.GAME you have to watch numbers like 105 and 50 closely. You also have to look at the Pre-Determined result that the I*nsiders have arranged. You can then see clearly the Vector of where “the Process” is heading.

    Most people do not realize they are pawns being played. They think it is a level playing field. It never has been. Insiders are at meetings you never know about.

    It also helps to understand the “mentality” of The.Community. Your time and money is THEIR time and money to play as they like.

    At this point it should be obvious what is being “orchestrated” with the delayed TAS. Believe it or not, the people behind the scenes think they are brilliant coming up with cover stories that people believe, as a new SPIN is put on “the process”.

    HINT: Will gTLDs be disqualified because they were tainted? or better yet, will 105 gTLDs be marked as tainted and therefore Community gTLDs ?

  7. says

    US Congress Prepares to Derail ICANN

    Domainers now meeting with elected US officials

    The 300+ page Applicant Guide could be tossed in the trash in favor of a US NTIA DOJ FTC FCC run process. ICANN has turned a simple task into an absurd process that thrives on delays.

    Incumbent Registries based in the US may have to be called in to provide short-term stability and long-term migration plans, without ICANN.

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