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TAS Interruption - Update (25 April 2012)

Statement by Akram Atallah, COO

ICANN's system for applying for new generic top-level domains, known as TAS, remains offline due to a technical glitch.

We are systematically combing through TAS logs and analyzing data for signs of access applicants may have had to file names and user names of others. We have narrowed the pool of affected applications and the associated posted documents. However, the integrity of each and every application is our number one priority, so we must be as thorough as possible.

Last Friday, we announced our intention to provide an update on the reopening of the system within a week. That is this Friday, 27 April, and it remains our plan. We appreciate your continued patience.