The organization in charge of creating additional Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" has suspended the Web-based system it set up to help decide the order in which it will review new address proposals.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers shut the system over the weekend after confirming reports of "unexpected results." ICANN says network delays, and the system's response to "differing circumstances" caused problems.
Even before the technical issues emerged, participants had complained that the system was overly complicated.
- Associated Press