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TAS Interruption - Update (17 May 2012)

Statement by Akram Atallah, COO

As we announced last week, ICANN is targeting 22 May 2012 as the reopening date for the TLD Application System, or TAS. Specifically, we are targeting 19:00 GMT/UTC on 22 May for the reopening.

When we took the system offline on 12 April, just over twelve hours remained in the application window. We anticipate keeping TAS open for eight full days to allow users to review their applications and complete any remaining activities. We expect to close TAS at 23:59 GMT/UTC on 30 May 2012.

We appreciate the community’s continued interest and feedback on the TAS interruption.