ICANN: 105 new TLD applicants may have had data exposed
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
ICANN releases data about new top level domain application system bug.
105 applicants for new top level domains might have had the filenames of some of their application documents and their username exposed, ICANN revealed today.
The non-profit also revealed that 50 applicants might have been able to view these details.
Of course, just because filenames or usernames were exposed doesn’t mean that someone actually saw them or knew what they were seeing. And even if they realized what they were viewing, that doesn’t mean that the filename or username gave away any competitive intelligence.
ICANN is in the process of notifying the 105 applicants that they may have been victims of the programming bug. It hopes to complete notifications by May 8.
There were 1,268 registered users of the TLD Application System, or TAS, when the system was pulled offline due to concerns about the bug.