21 June 2013
ICANN is planning to send a Contracting Information Request (CIR) to applicants, in priority order, as they become eligible for contracting. The CIR is the first step in the Contracting process and it's important to make sure that the form is completed and submitted correctly in order to avoid potential delays. We've created a guidance document, as well as samples of letters that may be required, to help applicants provide all of the information necessary to enter Contracting.
The Contracting Information Request will be available as an online form, accessible through the Customer Portal. When an applicant becomes eligible to enter Contracting, ICANN will notify the applicant's primary contact via email. The email will contain a link to the CIR.
ICANN encourages applicants to download and review the Guidance form now in order to prepare for completing the CIR.
Additional information on Contracting: