Public Interest Registry Announces Back-End Registry Procurement

RESTON, VA., February 16, 2016 – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong domains, today announced the upcoming issuance of a Request for Information for the procurement of its back-end registry services.

Since its inception in 2003, Public Interest Registry has built a reputation as being an exemplary organization focused on the empowerment of the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively. The organization desires to contract with a qualified back-end registry services provider that shares a similar reputation and holds itself to the highest operational and ethical standards. The selected back-end registry service provider should be a “valued business partner” – an organization that combines outstanding qualifications in service delivery with the ability to engage Public Interest Registry in a business relationship that seeks strategic and innovative approaches to enhance the capability and efficiency of service delivery.

Public Interest Registry is committed to conducting a fair and transparent procurement process focused on achieving a “best value” solution based on the requirements and the criteria set forth in the procurement process. Interested and qualified organizations are encouraged to submit their notification of intent to pursue this opportunity here by March 4, 2016. All respondents who meet Public Interest Registry’s qualifying criteria will receive additional information regarding the specifics of this procurement.