Organisations who have applied to run their own TLDs - the guys who have a spare $200K to throw away - may be victims of a bug at ICANN that disclosed their bids and interests to competitors.
From here.a software glitch was discovered that allowed some applicants to see user or file names of other applicants.
Organizations had been careful not to reveal the domain names they were applying for, fearing the knowledge they were applying for a generic domain like .food would encourage rivals to compete for that domain and drive up the price.
Ah, well, that's okay then."We're very apologetic for the inconvenience to any applicants," ICANN chief executive Rod Beckstrom told Reuters