Step 2: Meet the Technical Requirements
STEP 2: MEET THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
During Step 2, you will develop the client application that will allow you to interface with the .ORG Shared Registration System (SRS). The Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) environment is available for you to test your client systems. PIR requires registrars to demonstrate the correct operation of their client application by completing the OT&E certification process without errors.
Registrars who have not passed OT&E will not be able to process transactions with the .ORG SRS. Please contact PIR Technical Support to schedule a time slot for OT&E certification.
You also should begin Step 3: Complete business and legal documentation once you have submitted your Step 1 documents.
To learn about the OT&E certification process, please see the Registrar Knowledge Center:OT&E Certification
The .ORG registry deployed EPP v.1.0 on Jan. 15, 2005. Registrars' clients are required to successfully connect to EPP v.1.0.
|EPP 1.9.1 Acceptance Criteria (PDF Format. Posted November 9, 2011.)|
|EPP 1.0 RTK Package (Java version, 7.3 MB. REVISED April 1, 2005.)|
|EPP 1.0 RTK Package (C++ version, 138 KB. REVISED Jan. 24, 2005.)|
|EPP RTK Add-on (All versions) (Link will open SourceForge in a new window)|
EPP 1.0 RFCs: (TXT Format)
[OPTIONAL] DNSSEC OT&E Criteria
DNSSEC OT&E Criteria (PDF Format. Version 1.9.1. Posted November 9, 2011..)
Please note that registrars are not required to offer DNSSEC to their customers. Registrars who are interested in offering DNSSEC to their customers MUST pass the mandatory DNSSEC OT&E Test. For all other registrars the DNSSEC OT&E Test is optional.
[OPTIONAL] IDN Acceptance Criteria for EPP v1.0.4
It is recommended that registrars verify their EPP v1.0 client for IDN registrations using the IDN OT&E and RTK provided below.
Chinese, Cyrillic, Danish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean (Hangul), Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish Script) (PDF Format. Version 1.0.4. Posted 21 December 2010.
Chinese, Cyrillic, Danish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean (Hangul), Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish Script) (PDF Format. Version 1.9.1. Posted 09 November 2011.
IDN EPP v1.0 RTK Package (Chinese, Cyrillic, Danish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean (Hangul), Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish Script) (ZIP Format. Posted 01 February 2007)
Drop Zone Acceptance Criteria for EPP v1.0
The .ORG Registry will deploy the Drop Zone environment on 16 December 2006. It is recommended that registrars verify their EPP v1.0 client for the Drop Zone using the Drop Zone OT&E Acceptance Criteria below. Please utilize the existing EPP v1.0 RTK Package posted above.
Drop Zone OT&E Acceptance Criteria for EPP v1.0 (PDF Format. Version 1.0.1. Posted 29 November 2006)
Registrar Toolkit (RTK)
PIR provides a tool kit to registrars to aid in their client development. To learn more, see Registrar FAQs: Registrar Toolkit
To learn about the security requirements for the client application, please see Registrar FAQs: Registrar Security
Checklist for Step 2
Before scheduling an OT&E certification test, please make sure you have completed all of Step 1 and the following items:
- Review the OT&E certification requirements;
- Obtain an SSL certificate from an accepted certificate authority; and
- Develop a client application that uses the EPP protocol and supports SSL connection to the .ORG registry.
All accreditation forms (Registry Registrar Agreement, Confidentiality Agreements, financial forms, etc.) should be mailed to:
Public Interest Registry
ATTN: Contract Administrator
1775 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 200
Reston, VA 20190