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ICANN Apologizes for Data Exposure

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June 15, 2012

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has apologized for publishing the postal addresses of applicants for generic top-level domains (gTLDs), Out-Law.com reports. According to an ICANN statement, "postal addresses of some primary and secondary contacts for gTLD applications were published as part of the application details. The information in these fields was not intended for publication." ICANN said it "temporarily disabled viewing of the application details. We removed the unintended information and restored this functionality. We apologize for this oversight."
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