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home addresses, despite the fact that the Applicant Guidebook specifically states that this information would not be published.”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.