Organisations have eight days remaining to review and complete their applications
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has resumed taking application for the top-level domains, TLD Application System (TAS).
TAS will be open until 30 May 2012 for registered organisations to log in, review and submit their applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
The governing body that oversees domain names system took the system offline to fix certain technical glitches during earlier process and noted that it has also upgraded the overall system performance and the HTML preview function.
ICANN stated TAS now integrates a Citrix XenApp Remote Desktop application, which offers information in uploading, downloading, and viewing files within the Remote Desktop.
ICANN COO Akram Atallah said, "In our continuing review of the system logs and system traffic, we determined that in two instances, a single file might have been temporarily unavailable to an applicant."
"Full access to those two files has been restored. ICANN notified the affected users," he added.
The agency, however, revealed the system was not the target of any type of cyber-attack and 105 applicants have been affected by the glitch, as their file names and user names might have been viewed by a group of nearly 50 other applicants.
It has been inviting applications for new suffixes for domain name to promote competition and innovation in the domain name marketplace while ensuring internet security and stability.
Instead of the traditional .com or .co.uk., ICANN will allow companies to register second-level and, in some cases, third-level domain names.
Under the new plan, about 1,000 domain name suffixes could be added every year after the commencement of the system in 1980s.
The evaluation fee for each application is $185,000 and gTLDs are expected to be delegated within one year of signing a registry agreement with ICANN.
Those who will get the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will have to pay $25,000 in costs per year to maintain the addresses.
Presently, there are 22 generic suffixes such as .com and .org, and about 250 country codes and the new suffixes will allow companies to operate web addresses ending in their company name.