ICANN: Request for Proposal: Study about the DNS Marketplace in Latin America and the Caribbean

ICANN logoICANN is seeking a provider to conduct a study on the domain name industry in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The goal of this study is to identify and define the strengths and weaknesses in the industry ecosystem within the region, and develop recommendations on how to advance the industry and bring it closer to the opportunities available.

The ICANN‘s Latin America and the Caribbean Strategic Plan defined four key areas of interest as strategic focus for the region. Two of those, namely Capacity Building and Outreach; and Economic Issues contemplate aspects to further develop the domain name industry.

The study at a minimum will investigate the current state of the Internet and the domain name industry in the region, define best practices that have made an impact in domain name market growth, look at the broader ecosystem of the Internet infrastructure and online services and describe the impact of such elements on the overall evolution of the domain name industry, describe the business potential in the domain name industry in this region, and provide suggestions on how to develop the industry and what business models can be adopted in the entire industry chain. The study will include data, analysis, and recommendations.

The final report of the study is to be delivered no later than 18th April 2016.

For additional information and instructions for submitting responses please click here [ZIP, 407 KB].

Proposals should be submitted to LAC-DNS-Study-rfp@icann.org by 23:59 UTC on 23 October 2015.

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