[AfrICANN-discuss] TAS Interruption - Update (8 May 2012)

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Wed May 9 12:28:58 SAST 2012

TAS Interruption - Update (8 May 2012)
  Statement by Akram Atallah, COO
  8 May 2012

ICANN is targeting 22 May 2012 as the intended reopening date for the
TLDApplication System. It is anticipated that the system would remain
open for
five business days and close on 30 May. This takes account of the 28 May
Memorial Day holiday in the United States.

We took TAS offline following a technical glitch that may have allowed some
users to see some file names and user names of other users. We have seen no
evidence that any TAS user intentionally did anything wrong in order to be
able to see other users' information.

We have met our commitment to provide notice to all users on or before 8
May 2012 by sending out notifications today.

The large majority of users are unaffected by the glitch. We continue to
review the extensive database of system logs and system traffic, and any
new and relevant information that emerges from this analysis will be shared
with applicants in a timely way.

Even as late as yesterday, 7 May 2012, our packet-level research uncovered
a new set of instances (in addition to those previously announced) where
another applicant might have viewed a set of system-generated file names.
It is possible that further analysis will also show that some of the
parties that we have notified were not affected, but notice was provided
out of an abundance of caution.

We thank everyone for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience the
delay has caused.
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