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ICANN Request for Proposal: ICANN-Designated Agent for Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) Services

20 March 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization (org) issued a request for proposal (RFP) to identify one or more ICANN-designated Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) agent(s) qualified to provide RDE services to collectively support ICANN's global population of accredited registrars, with a primary focus on the populations from North America and Europe. For a geographic breakdown of ICANN-accredited Registrars click here.

The RDE program is an integral component of ICANN's commitment to ensuring the security and stability of the Internet and allows for an increased level of business continuity and registrant protection.

ICANN seeks to engage experienced and competent agents to receive, process, verify, and store in a readily retrievable format, submitted registration data. ICANN-designated RDE agents are expected to provide cost-effective data storage, data verification, data auditing services, flexible reporting capabilities, and customer support both to ICANN and its accredited registrars.

This is an open RFP, which means that existing ICANN-designated RDE agents and ICANN-approved registry and registrar data escrow agents may submit proposals, as may new prospective data escrow agents.

Through the issuance of this RFP, ICANN org solicits proposals from qualified suppliers for the provision of the services. For a complete overview of this RFP, including the timeline, please click here.

Indications of interest should be emailed to rr-data-escrow-services-rfp@icann.org and provide the following information:

  • Full legal company name;
  • Contact person name; and
  • Contact person email address.

Proposals should be electronically submitted using ICANN's sourcing tool by 23:59 UTC on 23 April 2023. Access to this tool may be requested via the same email.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.