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Request for Proposal: Researching DNSSEC Deployment Metrics

17 May 2021

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) issued a request for proposal (RFP) to identify a contractor qualified to conduct research on Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) deployment across the Internet.

The contractor will be required to perform a survey of academic and industry literature related to the deployment of DNSSEC, find and document the different techniques and metrics used to measure all aspects of DNSSEC deployment, make recommendations to ICANN organization (ICANN org) on the metrics that provide the most comprehensive view of DNSSEC deployment across the Internet, and write a comprehensive report detailing the findings.

For a complete overview of the RFP including the timeline, please click here.

Indications of interest should be emailed to DNSSEC-Deployment-Metrics-Research-RFP@icann.org. Proposals should be electronically submitted using ICANN's sourcing tool by 23:59 UTC on 14 June 2021. 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.