(The Hosting News) – Following major downtime that halted ICANN’s application process for approving new gTLDs, the system was back in action on Monday.
“The TLD Application System, or TAS, has reopened. All registered applicants can now log in, review and submit their applications,” stated ICANN COO Akram Atallah in a press release regarding the matter.
ICANN initially pulled the plug on the process in early April after it detected a glitch allowing for the unauthorized viewing of application data.
Meanwhile, the matter has substantially altered ICANN’s timeframe for getting new gTLDs approved. The organization originally intended to unveil details regarding which domain suffixes had been applied for during the 30th of April.
Applying for a customized domain ending allows interested parties to use gTLDs outside the common list of .com, .org, .net and more. Consideration of an application comes with a $185 thousand dollar price tag. However, ICANN has offered a discounted fee for those in developing countries.
ICANN is undergoing a change regarding its top position. Currently serving CEO Rod Beckstrom is expected to step down following the completion of his term in July.