Contracts

The IETF Administration LLC is responsible for ensuring the IETF's administrative needs are met and manages contractual relationships to achieve efficiency, transparency, and cost effectiveness.

In depth

Current contracts are posted below. Previous contracts are archived at https://iaoc.ietf.org/contracts.html.

IANA

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) administers many parameters of IETF protocols. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) provides these services to the Internet community through an arrangement with Public Technical Identifiers (PTI).

IETF Meeting Network Services

The IETF outsources the network communications infrastructure for its thrice annual face-to-face meetings. More information on requirements can be found here:

IETF Meeting Remote Participation Services

The IETF outsources remote participation services, including the production of session videos, for its thrice annual face-to-face meetings.

RFC Editor

The RFC Editor function has three components: (i)  RFC Series Editor (RSE); (ii) the RFC Production Center (RPC); and (iii) the RFC Publisher (Publisher).  The RPC is responsible for the final editorial review of the documents, as well as the maintenance of the online repository and index of those documents. The RPC and Publisher are currently under contract with Association Management Solutions (AMS).

IETF Secretariat

The IETF Secretariat provides general administrative and meeting planning support to IETF leadership and community at large. The Secretariat is currently housed at Association Management Solutions (AMS).