Statement by Akram Atallah, COO
ICANN's review of the technical glitch that resulted in the TLD application system being taken offline indicates that the issue stems from a problem in the way the system handled interrupted deletions of file attachments. This resulted in some applicants being able to see some other applicants' file names and user names.
As reported yesterday, we are seeking confirmation that the solution we have implemented for this issue is effective.
We are also conducting research to determine which applicants' file names and user names were potentially viewable, as well as which applicants had the ability to see them.
Many organizations are seeking information on whether we will proceed with the planned publication of applied-for domain names on 30 April. We will update the target date for publication as part of our update on the timing of the reopening, no later than Friday, 20 April at 23.59 UTC.