[dns-wg] Request for trusted party to provide secondary DNS services for the RIPE NCC’s zones
Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Mon Jul 25 17:42:12 CEST 2016
> On 25 Jul 2016, at 15:59, Romeo Zwart <romeo.zwart at ripe.net> wrote: > > The RIPE NCC requests proposals for service from a DNS service provider > in order to improve the resiliency of the RIPE NCC's zones, especially > ripe.net. > > The submission deadline is Sunday, 14 August 2016. > > For more details please see: > > > https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/request-for-trusted-party-to-provide-secondary-dns-services Thanks for this Romeo. The above URL doesn’t say very much. Could you please provide some more details? Are you expecting fully-baked and costed proposals by the mid-August deadline or just expressions of interest by then? What sort of service levels and commitments are the NCC looking for from potential suppliers? eg: a 24x7 NOC, SLAs, minimum/maximum query rates, anycast/unicast provision, server location(s), diversity of DNS software, statistics/logging, incident handling & escalation, mandatory/optional protocol requirements, support for DNS features like RRL, etc, etc. Which things on this sort of shopping list are essential/desirable/optional? It seems unrealistic/unreasonable to ask for responses when there’s so little information on what bidders are expected to be quoting on. Or what the "small number of additional zones” might be. [Do they include “.” or subdomains of .arpa? :-)] Or what is meant by a small number. I also think it’s a bit optimistic to give bidders just three weeks to prepare their responses. More so during peak holiday season. Why the rush?
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