ICANN Proposal to Perform IANA Functions Now Posted

9 July 2012

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers posted a redacted version of its 31 May 2012 proposal to provide the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions. The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration awarded the contract to ICANN on 2 July 2012. The contract incorporates by reference the ICANN proposal and two responses to requests for additional information.

The original proposal is organized into two volumes: Volume I includes the technical and management approaches, information on past performance and documentation demonstrating fulfillment of mandatory factors spelled out in the solicitation. Because of its size, Volume I has been saved into three separate PDFs:

Volume II [PDF, 2.98 MB] includes financial information and project funding strategy. Also posted are two responses to requests for additional information:

ICANN staff made three redactions. First, we redacted from the security section confidential information about ICANN's internal networks. Second, we redacted Appendix D "IANA Data Classification Standards" from Volume I, as it is still in draft form and proceeding through internal review. Finally, in our response to a request for additional information, we redacted the portion of the subject line of the letter that stated, "Confidential and Business Proprietary" as this statement is no longer applicable.