gTLD breakdown: Icann explanation leaves more questions than answers
Fixing the IT problem that has led to the suspension of the gTLD application process is Icann’s “number one priority”, its chief security officer said today
In a video interview with Icann's own press spokesperson Brad White, Jeff Moss said there was no evidence that the failure was the result of a cyberattack. Nevertheless, he said, the "safest thing to do" was to take the whole system offline until the problem was fixed.
"The stakes are very high," said Moss, adding: "We want to be transparent."
The gTLD system was suspended on April 12, when Icann said it had realised that some users could view other file names in the system.
The problem is potentially serious as none of the names of applicants or the gTLDs they applied for are due to be published until after the system has closed.
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