If you wish to submit the requirements for Public Interest Registry accreditation electronically, please contact Registry Services and Customer Operations 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.
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.
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 .org (PDF last updated May 28, 2019)
EPP 1.0 RTK Package (Java) (7.3 MB revised May 19, 2015)
EPP 1.0 RTK Package (C++) (23.4 MB revised May 19, 2015)
EPP RTK Add-on (All versions) (Link will open SourceForge in a new window.)
EPP 1.0 RFCs:
DNSSEC OT&E Criteria
Abridged DNSSEC OT&E Criteria (PDF version 1.9.3 dated May 28, 2019)
Registrars are not required to offer DNSSEC to their .org customers. However, in order to do so, must complete DNSSEC testing.
For registrars accrediting with .орг, .机构, and .संगठन, DNSSEC is required and registrars must be able to provide to their customers upon request.
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.