ICANN: Issue 2.0 Takes New gTLD Application Details Offline

Another ominous ‘issue” has been revealed tonight by ICANN which forced them “temporarily disabled viewing of the application details” for the new gTLD applications that was just published yesterday.

In an announcement posted  on ICANN’ site:

“We are looking into reports of an issue with the posted new gTLDs applications on the ICANN website. We have temporarily disabled viewing of the application details. We will provide an update soon.”

“We will provide an update soon” is a familiar term to all ICANN followers who just saw similar language while the TAS system was taken off line after another “issue” was found by ICANN that allowed some applicants to see other applicants information.

In this case Domainicite.com is reporting that ICANN displayed the home address of the contacts for some new gTLD applicants:

“Some applicants noticed today that the personal contact information of their named primary and secondary contacts had been published during yesterday’s Big Reveal.

In many cases this included these employees’ home addresses, despite the fact that the Applicant Guidebook specifically states that this information would not be published.”

This is now the second “issue” ICANN has had in the new gTLD application process.

Certainly ICANN is off to less than a stellar start, especially for a program for which they have taken in $350 Million dollars in fees already.

Comments

  1. 1010 says

    Let’s cut them some slack. They’re a non-profit organization. Probably run by volunteers working for free. In the public interest. Doing the best they can. Running on a shoestring budget.

  2. says

    “Let’s cut them some slack. They’re a non-profit organization. Probably run by volunteers working for free. In the public interest. Doing the best they can. Running on a shoestring budget.”
    ========

    Speaking of the .SHOE(s) Top Level Domain – you can tell they are holy men because they have beards and wear Birkenstock sandals

  3. yyy says

    that comment about the birkenstocks made me laugh. conspiracy theorist with a sense of .HUMOR

    these applications are an entertaining read. the back-end providers must be licking their chops. and registrars too. this costs them little to accomodate — they already have the existing systems infrastructure/capacity. they have got to be saying “this is too easy.”

    even if these registries “fail” these two groups would be next in line to make bank (after icann… as the refund clock winds down), regardless of what happens to the registry applicants or new gtld domain name registrants.

    cha `ching! thanks for playing.

    sorry, no refunds.

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