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ICANN Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

2014 Open RFPs & EOIs

Letter of Credit Management RFP (14 Mar 14)

ICANN recently issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify one or more financial institutions to manage Letters of Credits that were submitted to ICANN by entities applying to operate a new generic top-level domain (gTLD).

RFP timeline at a glance:

RFP issued to select firms by ICANN 14 March 2014
Proposals due by 4 April 2014
Selection of firm and estimated start of implementation by 2 June 2014

Opened: 14 March 2014
Deadline: 4 April 2014

Annual Independent Audit RFP (18 Mar 14)
RFP [PDF, 548 KB]
Opened: 18 March 2014
Deadline: 2 April 2014

2013 Open RFPs & EOIs

Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedures for New gTLDs: ICANN Seeks Service Providers for Registry Restriction DRP and Trademark PDDRP (30 Apr 13)
Opened: 30 April 2013
Deadline: 31 May 2013

2012 Open RFPs & EOIs

Uniform Rapid Suspension System for New gTLDs: ICANN Seeks Service Providers for Uniform Rapid Suspension (24 Sep 12)
RFI [PDF, 112 KB]
Opened: 24 September 2012
Deadline: 20 November 2012

2012 Closed RFPs & EOIs

Pre-Delegation Testing Provider for New gTLDs – Request for Proposals (30 Oct 12)
RFP [PDF, 361 KB]
Opened: 30 October 2012
Deadline: 20 November 2012

Open-Source Reference Implementation of a Domain Name RESTful Whois Server - Request for Proposals (16 May 12)
RFP [PDF, 183 KB]
Opened: 16 May 2012
Deadline: 15 June 2012

ICANN Seeks Evaluators for the Support Applicant Review Panel (SARP) - Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) (3 Feb 12)
EOI [PDF, 172 KB]
العربية [PDF, 94 كيلو بايت]
中文 [PDF, 211 KB]
Français [PDF, 126 KB]
Español [PDF, 143 KB]
Русский [PDF, 181 KB]
Opened: 3 February 2012
Deadline: 31 March 2012

2011 Closed RFPs

Safe and Secure New gTLDs: ICANN Seeks Back-up Registry Operators (Emergency Back-End Registry Operators or "EBEROs") (14 Sept 11)
RFI [PDF, 660 KB]
RFI Q&A [PDF, 411 KB]
Issued: 14 September 2011
Deadline: 30 November 2011 Extended to 5 December 2011

Protecting Trademark Rights for New gTLDs: ICANN Seeks Service Providers for Trademark Clearinghouse Operation
RFI [PDF, 243 KB]
Trademark Clearinghouse RFI Questions and Answers (10 Nov 2011)
RFI Q&A [PDF, 530 KB]
Additional RFI Q&A [PDF, 62 KB]
Opened: 3 October 2011
Deadline: 25 November 2011 Extended to 28 November 2011

Safe, Stable and Secure New gTLDs: ICANN Seeks Global Background Screening Services Provider (30 Aug 11)
RFP [PDF, 286 KB]
Background Screening RFP Question and Answers (22 Sept)
RFP Q&A [PDF, 129 KB]
Issued: 30 August 2011
Deadline: 04 October 2011

Contact Center Services Provider
RFP [PDF, 1.15 MB]
Issued: 10 June 2011
Deadline: 15 July 2011

WHOIS Consumer Trust Research
Issued: 10 July 2011
Deadline: 25 July 2011

New gTLD Global Awareness Campaign
RFP [PDF, 633 KB]
Issued: 5 July 2011
Deadline: 18 July 2011

Contact Center Platform Solution Provider
RFP [PDF, 1.15 MB]
Issued: 10 June 2011
Deadline: 15 July 2011

2010 Closed RFPs

Independent Researchers to Respond to Request for Proposal on WHOIS Privacy and Proxy Abuse Study
Issued: 18 May 2010
Deadline: 20 July 2010

AoC Accountability and Transparency Review: Independent Expert
RFP [PDF, 46 KB]
Issued: 2 June 2010
Deadline: 12 June 2010

WHOIS Proxy/Privacy Relay and Reveal Studies
Issued: 29 September 2010
Deadline: 30 November 2010

DNS Operations/L-root Contingency Exercise Consultant
RFP [PDF, 358 KB]
Issued: 11 October 2010
Deadline: 5 November 2010

2009 Closed RFPs

Host Sought for 2010 Europe Meeting

Host Sought for 2010 Latin America Meeting

New gTLDs: Call for Applicant Evaluation Panel Expressions of Interest

Deadline for Independent Evaluator Applications Extended

New gTLD Program: Update on Independent Evaluators Search

August 2009: Review of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
RFP [PDF, 169 KB]

WHOIS Misuse Studies

Costs and Feasibility to Conduct WHOIS Registrant Identification Studies

2008 Closed RFPs

ICANN Calls for Expressions of Interest to Host 2009 Meeting

Independent Evaluator for the ICANN Board of Directors
Related announcement:

July 2008: Independent Evaluator for the ICANN Root Server Stability Advisory Committee
Related announcement:

Independent Review of SSAC Posted
RFP [PDF, 147 KB]

European Hosts Sought for October 2009 Meeting

2007 Closed RFPs

Independent Evaluator for Nominating Committee Review, and Final Terms of Reference for This Review

Registrar Data Escrow
RFP [PDF, 82 KB]
Related announcements:

ICANN Calls for Proposals to Host 2008 Meetings

Independent Evaluator for At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) [PDF, 21 KB]

2006 Closed RFPs

Host an ICANN Meeting

ICANN Calls for Proposals to Host 2007 Meetings

Independent Evaluator for GNSO Review

2004 Closed RFPs


Call for Proposals to Host 2004 ICANN Meetings

ICANN Calls for Proposals to Host Meetings in 2005 and 2006

Sponsored Top Level Domain Names

2003 Closed RFPs

Establishment of new sTLDs

Call for Proposals to Host 2003 ICANN Meetings

Sponsored Top Level Domain Names

2002 Closed RFPs

.org Reassignment
Related announcements: .org Reassignment: Draft Request for Proposals

2001 Closed RFPs

ICANN Meetings in Year 2001

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