hiddenApr 13, 2012 21:19:17 IST
New York:The organisation in charge of the Internet address system says it had to abruptly shut down its system for letting companies and organisations propose new suffixes to join ".com."
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is blaming a technical glitch and says some user data may have been exposed.
ICANN has been taking applications for hundreds of new suffixes. The application deadline had been Thursday, but ICANN decided to shut the system down early after discovering the glitch.
ICANN says the glitch "allowed a limited number of users to view some other users' file names and user names in certain scenarios." It wasn't immediately clear whether that included proprietary information on the names of the bidders and their proposed suffixes.
The deadline has been extended to next Friday.
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