On April 12th, the day the 90-day application window was originally scheduled to close, a technical glitch saw the TAS system go offline early.
ICANN has been working to solve the problem, before reopening the system to parties wishing to apply for a gTLD for a short period.
“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,” ICANN stated.
“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.”
The corporation said it remains its plan to provide an update on the reopening of the TAS system by Friday April 27th.
ICANN said it appreciates the continued patience of its stakeholders as the unexpected issue is resolved.