Last night, ICANN posted a new update about the TAS. The organization has met its deadline of May 8 to inform applicants of whether or not their user names or file names were exposed during the glitch that first became public on April 12.

But the real news is that we finally know when the TAS will come back online – mostly.

ICANN says that it is “targeting 22 May 2012 as the intended reopening date for the TLD Application System.” Once it reopens, the TAS will stay open for five business days, closing for good on May 30 (accounting for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28, here in the U.S.).

No further word about Reveal Day, but as ICANN has indicated in previous announcements that Reveal Day would take place approximately two weeks after the TAS closes again, we can guess that Reveal Day will not occur before June 13.

Josh Bourne

Josh Bourne

Managing Partner at FairWinds Partners
A Managing Partner for the business, Josh draws on his experience with brands and blogs on business solutions for the domain name space.
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ICANN Update: TAS to Reopen May 22