Yesterday we reported that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which oversees the number of internet-related tasks performed completely on behalf of US government said it would delay the cut off tonight to April 21 due to the recent found of glitch. It is because of “unusual behaviour” by a software system run by the internet’s governing body has forced it to extend a deadline for applications for new web address suffixes to replace “.com” and “.co.uk”. In a blog post, ICANN COO Akram Atallah stated that the glitch “has allowed a limited number of users to view some other users’ file names and user names in certain scenarios,” and that ICANN took the system offline “to protect applicant data.” The TLS is scheduled to go back online Wednesday morning although the organization has pledged to provide update on its site.
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