Domain Name News - April 15, 2012 - Webnames Blog

Domain Name News – April 15, 2012


ICANN Interrupts gTLD Application Process – On April 12, shortly before the application period for new gTLDs was scheduled to end, ICANN unexpectedly took the application system offline. It was later announced that a technical issue “allowed a limited number of users to view some other users’ file names and user names in certain scenarios”. An update page has been set up. It is not yet been announced when the application system will be reopened.

Picks To Click

  • CIRA is seeking input on proposed goverance changes until May 2.
  • ICM registry, operator of the .xxx domain, has announced that it is applying for three additional TLDs: .sex, .porn, and .adult.


  • Wed, May 2: last day for feekback on proposed CIRA governance changes
  • Mon, May 14: 25th anniversary of the delegation of the .CA domain
  • Sun, Jun 24 – Fri, Jun 29: ICANN meetings in Prague, Czech Republic

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