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RFQ for “.mm” Domain Name Management Registry System for Myanmar

Purpose and Principles of the .mm TLD

ISO 3166-1 designates the “.mm” ccTLD to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and in accordance with Chapter 7 of the Law, the Posts and Telecommunications Department PTD (Department) is responsible for the development of rules and regulations for the “.mm” ccTLD and for the management of the “.mm” ccTLD.

The Department initiated in 2018 with its public consultation on “Electronic Addressing Plan” the rule making process also for the “.mm” ccTLD and is in the process, after having received and duly considered industry feedback to the first public consultation, to issue its pre-final decision on the rules and regulation for the “.mm” ccTLD within a second and final round of public consultation.

The second consultation draft is attached to this RFQ for reference. Here, the Department describes that it can delegate the operation of the “.mm” ccTLD to a third parties which operates the role of the registry of the “.mm” ccTLD and the role of registrars for the “.mm” ccTLD. The registry of the “.mm” ccTLD should not be at the same time be a registrar for the “.mm” ccTLD. The Department intends, as far as national laws allow, to follow international best practices with the setup and operation of the “.mm” ccTLD and linked its regulation closely to the rules and regulation of ICANN.

Within this RFQ, the Department is looking for an experienced industry partner to operate the role of the “.mm” ccTLD registry. The Department is hereby open to receive feedback from national candidates and from international candidates.

Applicants are expected to support

  • Establishment of a central registry platform for registry operation of the “.mm” Third Level Domain in particular for the “.com.mm”, “.biz.mm”, “.pro.mm”, “.name.mm”, “.per.mm”, “.gov.mm” and “.edu.mm” Second Level Domain;
  • Operation of the registry for the “.mm” TLD;
  • Selection of registrars and development of operations guidelines and agreements between registry and registrars subject to approval by the Department and development of the necessary IT infrastructure and applications for the cooperation.
  • Establishment of dispute resolution procedures and processes in the area of the “.mm” TLD.
  • Policy development on the further development of the “.mm” TLD.

 

Download the following tender documents:

 

Submission of Quotations

Quotations must only be submitted to the Department on 22.02.2019 by 13:00 PM (Myanmar Standard Time). Quotations must be submitted one original hard copy and two (2) hard copies of quotations and two (1) searchable softcopies (word or PDF format) must be included in sending quotations to:

Director General

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Posts and Telecommunications Department

Building No. 2

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

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