The EBERO providers will be ready for emergency response in the third quarter, according to ICANN's website. "ICANN has a plan in place to address issues before this date in the unlikely event an EBERO emergency happens in the early months of the new gTLD registries' launch in the market place," it said.
ICANN did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. Last week it said it takes the security issues raised by VeriSign very seriously, and that the issues are addressed. Every issue raised by VeriSign has been discussed and ICANN does not anticipate any delays, it said.
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