ICANN has finally fixed the issues that's been plaguing its new gTLD application system. The system's been taken offline and registrations closed for a couple of weeks now after it was discovered that confidential details leaked in some cases.
ICANN initially said the matter would be quickly resolved, but it's been lingering. But now, the bug is definitely fixed, so applications open again on May 22 and will close on May 30.
"We took TAS [TLD Application System] offline following a technical glitch that may have allowed some users to see some file names and user names of other users," the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said
in a statement.
May 22 is a target date, as ICANN uncovered some more sketchy behavior very recently. The group says no one has used the glitch nefariously, as far as it knows, but that it's been cautions nonetheless.