LOS ANGELES – 23 December 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking one or more vendors to provide Internet access for a new ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) location in Singapore.
As part of the service provided to the Internet community, ICANN operates one of the 13 root servers of the Internet, the IMRS, also known as "L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET".
The ICANN organization has established the need to continue to expand the IMRS by installing a cluster in Singapore, resulting in increased root server capacity for the Asian region and resulting in increased resiliency of not just the IMRS, but the entire Root Server System.
For a complete overview and timeline for the RFP, please click here [PDF 226 KB].
Indications of interest must be emailed to IMRSCluster.Sing.NWConnectivity-RFP@icann.org by 23:59 UTC on 10 January 2020. Complete proposals must be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 31 January 2020 using the ICANN org sourcing (RFP) tool. Access to the tool will be granted after receipt of an indication of interest to the email address 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.