Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers organization (ICANN org) issued a request for proposal (RFP) to identify one or more vendors to provide a secure colocation space in the Frankfurt, Germany metropolitan area for one new ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) cluster.
As part of the service provided to the Internet community, ICANN operates one of the 13 root servers of the Internet, the IMRS, which is, also, known as L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. Installing the cluster will result in increased root server capacity for the European region and improve the resiliency of not only the IMRS, but also the entire Root Server System.
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 read the Project Overview.
Indications of interest should be emailed to IMRS.Cluster.Germany.Colo-RFP@icann.org and provide the following information:
- Company name
- Contact person name
- Contact person e-mail address
Proposals should be electronically submitted using ICANN's sourcing tool by 23:59 UTC on 3 November 2023. Access to this tool may be requested via the same e-mail.