The US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a "Notice of Inquiry" (NOI) today, seeking public comment on how to improve the IANA functions contract.
ICANN performs these functions pursuant to a procurement contract that is scheduled to expire on 30 September 2011. NTIA indicates that it will consider public comments in the procurement process to award a new IANA functions contract.
The NOI is available [PDF, 64 KB] for anyone to read and comment upon. The deadline for submission of comments is 31 March 2011.