RFP for Hosting Secondary ARIN DNS Services

Posted: Thu, 3 September 2009

The American Registry for Internet Numbers, ARIN, is seeking secondary DNS providers (Hosts) to bid to host secondary DNS services for up to one hundred and twenty infrastructure zones. These zones are both very visible within the Internet community and receive higher amounts of query traffic than most normal zones. ARIN is looking for sites that are located globally - utilizing anycast technology as per RFC 4786.

All contractual terms and conditions related to the work performed, Non-disclosure of information, or liability issues must be detailed. ARIN will require that the vendor performing this service sign a Non-disclosure agreement due to the proprietary nature of the information ARIN retains for its subscribers.

Proposals must be submitted before 16 October 2009 for consideration, and must include a statement of work, full pricing details, and references.

We anticipate vendor selection by 30 October with deployment no later than 30 days after the contract is awarded.
Full text of the RFP is available at:


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Chantilly, VA. 20151
ATTN: Robert Stratton

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