NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
August 17, 2000
Contact: Ranjit de Silva
(202) 482-7002
Art Brodsky
(202) 482-0019

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WASHINGTON- The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in a notice to be published shortly in the Federal Register, announced a Notice and a Request for public comment on a draft statement of work that the department contemplates will be ultimately incorporated into a request for proposals to manage .us on behalf of the U.S. government.

The .us domain is the "national" or "country code" top level domain (ccTLD) assigned to the United States for domain name registration and is currently managed as a locality-based hierarchy in which second-level domain space is allocated to States and U.S. territories.

In its Federal Register notice, NTIA said the draft statement of work is part of an effort to develop a more concrete framework for the procurement of .us domain space administration services. The Federal Register notice requesting comments can be accessed at www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/usrfc2/dotusrfc2.htm

Public comments are due no later than 45 days after the notice is published in the Federal Register. For more information on NTIA's work on the .us domain space issue, please visit the domain name web site, www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/domainhome.htm