Request for Proposal: ICANN's Open Data Platform

12 March 2018

LOS ANGELES – 12 March 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is soliciting proposals to identify a provider to supply an Open Data Platform in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open Data Platform will be used by ICANN to publish as much of its data as possible with open licensing and open API access.

The objective of this project is to provide open data on a range of subjects in a reliable and machine-readable form to download and process. The Open Data Platform will be a source system used by those in the ICANN organization and ICANN community who wish to tell a story with data, or provide insights and analysis of data. However, such work is not expected to take place on the Open Data Platform itself.

ICANN is seeking to identify a provider to develop this system based on ICANN's requirements, as well as to maintain the system, and develop additional enhancements.

For an overview of the RFP including the timeline, please click here [PDF, 320 KB].

Indications of interest should be emailed to OpenDataPlatform-RFP@icann.org. Proposals should be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 18 April 2018 using ICANN's sourcing tool. Access to the ICANN org sourcing tool may be requested via the same email above.


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 not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.