Step 2: Meet the Technical Requirements

If you wish to submit the requirements for Public Interest Registry accreditation electronically, please contact the Operations Staff to request access to Public Interest Registry’s Online Registrar Management System (ORMS). Using ORMS expedites the accreditation process by allowing most requirements to be submitted online, with the highest security measures in place. Access to ORMS is granted to authorized contacts for ICANN accredited registrars.

If you wish to have someone from our staff contact you, please fill out this form to receive assistance.

During Step 2, you will develop the client application that will allow you to interface with the Public Interest Registry Shared Registration System (SRS). The Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) environment is available for you to test your registrar client systems. Public Interest Registry requires registrars to demonstrate the correct operation of their client application by completing the OT&E certification process without errors for at least one of the TLDs you accredit for as a registrar entity.

Registrars who have not passed OT&E will not be able to process transactions with the Public Interest Registry SRS. Please contact Technical Support to schedule a time slot for OT&E certification. See EPP and DNSSEC criteria information below for this testing.

EPP v.1.0

Public Interest Registry deployed EPP v.1.0 on Jan. 15, 2005 for .org. Registrars’ clients are required to successfully connect to EPP v.1.0 for each Public Interest Registry TLD.

EPP 1.9.2 Acceptance Criteria (PDF last updated August 20, 2013)
EPP 1.0 RTK Package (Java) (7.3 MB revised March 29, 2011)
EPP 1.0 RTK Package (C++) (23.4 MB revised March 29, 2011)
EPP RTK Add-on (All versions) (Link will open SourceForge in a new window.)

EPP 1.0 RFCs:

(TXT Format)
5730: Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) RFC
5731: EPP Domain Name Mapping RFC
5732: EPP Host Mapping RFC
5733: EPP Contact Mapping RFC
5734: EPP Transport Over TCP RFC

DNSSEC OT&E Criteria

DNSSEC OT&E Criteria (PDF version 1.9.1 posted November 9, 2011)
Please note that registrars are not required to offer DNSSEC to their customers for .org. However, registrars for .орг, .机构, and .संगठन must offer DNSSEC to their customers and MUST pass the mandatory DNSSEC OT&E Test.

IDN Acceptance Criteria (optional)

It is recommended that registrars verify their EPP v1.0 client for IDN registrations using the IDN OT&E and RTK provided below for offering IDNs for .org and for .орг, .机构, and .संगठन.

.org IDN OT&E Criteria (PDF version 1.9.1 November 9, 2011) – Chinese, Russian Cyrillic, Danish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean (Hangul), Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish Script.

.org IDN EPP v1.0 RTK Package (ZIP file posted February 1, 2007) – Chinese, Russian Cyrillic, Danish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean (Hangul), Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish Script.

Registrar Toolkit (RTK)

Public Interest Registry provides a toolkit to registrars to aid in their client development.

Checklist for Step 2

Before scheduling an OT&E certification test, please make sure you have completed all of Step 1.