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ICANN Request for Proposal: ICANN-Designated Agent for Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) Services

21-Mar-2023 | Source : The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) | Visits : 1873

LOS ANGELES - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization (org) issued a request for proposal (RFP) to identify one or more ICANN-designated Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) agent(s) qualified to provide RDE services to collectively support ICANN's global population of accredited registrars, with a primary focus on the populations from North America and Europe, according to the official website of ICANN. 

The RDE program is an integral component of ICANN's commitment to ensuring the security and stability of the Internet and allows for an increased level of business continuity and registrant protection.

ICANN seeks to engage experienced and competent agents to receive, process, verify, and store in a readily retrievable format, submitted registration data. ICANN-designated RDE agents are expected to provide cost-effective data storage, data verification, data auditing services, flexible reporting capabilities, and customer support both to ICANN and its accredited registrars.

This is an open RFP, which means that existing ICANN-designated RDE agents and ICANN-approved registry and registrar data escrow agents may submit proposals, as may new prospective data escrow agents.

Through the issuance of this RFP, ICANN org solicits proposals from qualified suppliers for the provision of the services.

Indications of interest should be emailed to rr-data-escrow-services-rfp@icann.org and provide the following information:

• Full legal company name;
• Contact person name; and
• Contact person email address.

Proposals should be electronically submitted using ICANN's sourcing tool by 23:59 UTC on 23 April 2023. Access to this tool may be requested via the same email.

 
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