So while Rod Beckstrom may not have been saying much about the TAS outage his parody alter-ego Bob Recstrum has been having fun (at his expense) Today, following the announcement of a date for TAS re-opening: #Newgtlds update: I am pleased to announce a new Reveal Day. On 30 June, I will reveal what my plans are for the future #latersuckers — Bob Recstrum … [Read more...] about Bob Recstrum Speaks On New TLDs
I guess it was inevitable that someone would do this at some point, so here it is. … [Read more...] about ICANN TAS Outage Parody
Today is April 28th. At this stage ICANN should have already announced the new TLD applicants or been in a position to do so within a couple of days. Unfortunately they aren't going to be able to make any announcement and when they'll be able to do so is still unclear. The new TLD application system is still offline. The most recent update on the TAS outage is not … [Read more...] about TLD Timeline Knock On Effects?
ICANN's new TLD application system is still offline and could remain so for the rest of the week. The latest update from ICANN staff published last night which, unfortunately, doesn't give much clarity in relation to timelines. The only time mentioned is 2359 this Friday, but that's in relation to providing an update - not actually re-opening the system. Here's the full … [Read more...] about New TLD Application System Offline Until?
ICANN posted another update on the new TLD application system's outage earlier this morning. At the moment ICANN is still investigating the issue and working on a fix. They intend to make clarify when the application will be back online by 2359 UTC on Monday 16 April. Here's the full statement: Statement by Akram Atallah, COO As we have reported, ICANN has learned … [Read more...] about ICANN Provides Updates On New TLD System Outage
Today is April 12 2012. It's also meant to be the day that the new TLD application window closes. Now it's not. No. ICANN has spectacularly failed to manage the new TLD process and will miss its own deadline by over a week. Any prospective new TLD applicant will be greeted with the following message if they try to access the TAS (the online system ICANN provides for … [Read more...] about ICANN Takes “Fail” To A Whole New Level