ICANN: Request for Proposal for Reference LGRs for the Second Level

ICANN logoICANN is seeking provider(s) to develop Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for multiple languages (and scripts) for use at the second level, based on a new machine readable formal representation available at https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-davies-idntables.

In the new gTLD program, during Pre-Delegation Testing (PDT) ICANN has noted a large number of IDN table submissions. The IDN tables submitted by the new gTLD registries varied in the repertoire of characters included and the contextual rules. In order to improve consistency of testing and stability of registry operations of new gTLDs, ICANN has approved the development of reference LGRs for the second level for use in Pre-Delegation Testing (PDT) and the Registry Service Evaluation Process (RSEP). These tables will be developed based on authoritative sources, validated by experts and then finalized based on community feedback. Once finalized, these will be published openly by ICANN.

ICANN intends to use these reference LGRs for the second level for internal operations and will make them available for the community.

For additional information and instructions for submitting responses please click here [ZIP, 974 KB].

Proposals should be submitted to ReferenceLGR2ndLevel-RFP@icann.org by 23:59 UTC on the deadline provided below.

RFP timeline at a glance:

Activity Dates
RFP released to providers on 5 June, 2015
Participants provide an intent to bid email 12 June 2015 by 23:59 UTC
Participants submit any questions to ICANN 12 June 2015 by 23:59 UTC
ICANN responds to participant questions by 19 June 2015
Provider RFP proposals due by 30 June, 2015 by 23:59 UTC
Preliminary evaluation of responses 8 July 2015
Target for participant presentations (finalists) Week of 13 July 2015
Target for Final evaluations and selection of provider (includes contracting and award to participant) Weeks of 20 July & 27 July 2015
Estimated start of implementation 15 August, 2015
Batch 1 Delivery to ICANN 15 November, 2015
Public Comment Report on Batch 1 to ICANN 30 January, 2016
Batch 1 Final Delivery to ICANN 1 March, 2016
Batch 2 Delivery to ICANN 1 February, 2015
Public Comment Report on Batch 2 to ICANN 1 April, 2016
Batch 2 Final Delivery to ICANN 1 May, 2016

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