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The Testbed Period

Numerous technical problems plagued the testbed period of the SRS.[1] The aforementioned Amendment 12 established the testbed period as Phase 1 of the deployment of the SRS, and set a start date of April 26th, 1999, and an end date of June 25th, 1999.[2] finally became the first of the 5 competitive testbed registrars to successfully implement its interface with the SRS, which happened 6 weeks into the 2 month testbed period. The technical difficulties also extended to the deployment of the required Whois system.[1] Throughout the testbed period general applications for the later phases were being accepted.[3] The Department of Commerce and the NSI extended the testbed period about 4 times,[4] the final extension finally expired on November 5th, 1999.[5]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Registrar Competition Testbed and Accreditation Update #2. ICANN. Published 1999 June 14.
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  4. Harvard Law.
  5. Fact Sheet on Tentative Agreements among ICANN, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Network Solutions, Inc. ICANN.