The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) is issuing today a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a suitable contractor through ICANN process to perform its secretariat function.

Established in response to the announcement by the U.S. National Telecommunication and Information Administration Department (NTIA) of its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community, the ICG is comprised of representatives from different stakeholder groups to coordinate and deliver a single transition proposal.

Proposal must be submitted to [email protected] no later than Monday, 23 September 2014 – 23:59 UTC.

The ICG encourages all interested parties from across the globe to submit proposals.

Full information is given in the RFP, which can be found at: [ZIP, 607 KB].

RFP Activities Schedule:

Activity Dates
RFP published 9 September 2014
Participants to indicate Expression of Interest (EoI) 12 September 2014 by 23:59 UTC [This date has been revised from an earlier announced date of 7 September 2014]
Participants submit any questions to ICG(use Respondent Q&A Excel template in RFP packet) 13 September 2014 by 23:59 UTC
ICG responds to participant questions 20 September 2014
Participant RFP proposals due by 23 September 2014 by 23:59 UTC
Preliminary evaluation of responses 24 thru 27 September 2014
Final participant presentations and reference calls 27 September thru 4 October 2014
Contracting and award to contractor 6 thru 10 October 2014
Target start date in the role 15 October 2014 at ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles