OT&E Testbed

Operational test and evaluation (OT&E) environment

EPP is available for all gTLDs that we provide services for in a test environment to provide a safe ‘sandbox’ database for registrars to test their systems without fear of affecting data on the live registry.

How to register for the EPP OT&E environment

  • Login into your online account
  • Sign up for the OT&E service at ‘gTLD OT&E Setting’
  • Select the gTLD registry to administer settings for
  • Enter a password to use in EPP login commands
  • Specify the IP address from which you will connect to the EPP service
  • Connectivity to the service will NOT be available immediately – it will be set up during the next daily reset cycle
  • These details can be changed at any time, and will be reflected on the server only after its next reset cycle

How to connect to the EPP OT&E server

  • Obtain a certificate from a well known public CA (Certificate Authority) and any intermediate certificates in the chain
  • Upon connection submit both the certificate and any other certificates within the chain up to the root CA
  • Connections may only be made from the IP address specified in your online account
  • A WHOIS server is available for the OT&E environment

 

TLDEPP TestbedWHOIS Testbed (only available via port 43)
.cymrutestbed-cymru.epp.nominet.uk testbed-cymru.whois.nominet.uk
.walestestbed-wales.epp.nominet.uk   testbed-wales.whois.nominet.uk
.blog

testbed-blog.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-blog.whois.nominet.uk

.abogado

testbed-abogado.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-abogado.whois.nominet.uk

.bayerntestbed-bayern.epp.nominet.uktestbed-bayern.whois.nominet.uk
.beertestbed-beer.epp.nominet.uktestbed-beer.whois.nominet.uk
.boston

testbed-boston.epp.nominet.uk 

testbed-boston.whois.nominet.uk

.bradescotestbed-bradesco.epp.nominet.uktestbed.bradesco.whois.nominet.uk
.broadwaytestbed-broadway.epp.nominet.uktestbed-broadway.whois.nominet.uk
.budapest

testbed-budapest.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-budapestsunrise.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-budapestlandrush.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-budapest.whois.nominet.uk

testbed-budapestsunrise.whois.nominet.uk

testbed-budapestlandrush.whois.nominet.uk

.casa

testbed-casa.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-casa.whois.nominet.uk

.cookingtestbed-cooking.epp.nominet.uktestbed-cooking.whois.nominet.uk
.ddstestbed-dds.epp.nominet.uktestbed-dds.whois.nominet.uk
.fashiontestbed-fashion.epp.nominet.uktestbed-fashion.whois.nominet.uk
.fittestbed-fit.epp.nominet.uktestbed-fit.whois.nominet.uk
.garden

testbed-garden.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-garden.whois.nominet.uk

.goptestbed-gop.epp.nominet.uktestbed-gop.whois.nominet.uk
.horsetestbed-horse.epp.nominet.uktestbed-horse.whois.nominet.uk
.lawtestbed-law.epp.nominet.uktestbed-law.whois.nominet.uk
.london

testbed-london.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-london.whois.nominet.uk

.luxe

testbed-luxe.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-luxe.whois.nominet.uk

.miamitestbed-miami.epp.nominet.uktestbed-miami.whois.nominet.uk
.rodeotestbed-rodeo.epp.nominet.uktestbed-rodeo.whois.nominet.uk
.surftestbed-surf.epp.nominet.uktestbed-surf.whois.nominet.uk
.viptestbed-vip.epp.nominet.uktestbed-vip.whois.nominet.uk
.vodkatestbed-vodka.epp.nominet.uktestbed-vodka.whois.nominet.uk
.weddingtestbed-wedding.epp.nominet.uktestbed-wedding.whois.nominet.uk
.worktestbed-work.epp.nominet.uktestbed-work.whois.nominet.uk
.yogatestbed-yoga.epp.nominet.uktestbed-yoga.whois.nominet.uk

Dataset

Objects existing in the live registry, such as domains and contacts, are NOT replicated in the OT&E environment. Only a clone of your registrar account will appear in the dataset. 

Testing registrar transfers

In order to test registrar transfers, a second registrar account has been provided for all registrars on the OT&E environment with identical connection IP addresses and passwords. There is a cloned login to test registrar transfers. The cloned clID has the first two letters replaced with "a-" (lowercase A followed by a dash)

OT&E and Testbed developments

From 10 December 2018 two systems will be available for testing.

  • OT&E: This mirrors the production system [Coming soon later in December 2018]

  • Testbed: This mirrors the production system and is used to deploy new functionality to ahead of release to production

How to register for the EPP OT&E/Testbed environment

  • Login into the Online Service

  • Sign up for the OT&E service at ‘gTLD OT&E Setting’

  • Select the gTLD registry to administer settings for

  • Enter a password to use in EPP login commands

  • Specify the IP address from which you will connect to the EPP service

  • Connectivity will be available within one hour

  • These details can be changed at any time, and will be reflected on the server within one hour

How to connect to the EPP OT&E/Testbed server

  • Obtain a certificate from a well known public CA (Certificate Authority) and any intermediate certificates in the chain

  • Upon connection submit both the certificate and any other certificates within the chain up to the root CA

  • Connections may only be made from the IP address specified in your online account

  • A WHOIS server is available for the OT&E environment

  • Server names are setup per TLD as follows (the text 'tld' in each server name needs to be replaced with the appropriate TLD, as shown in the example for .wales)

 

ServiceServer nameExample server name for .wales
EPP Testbedtestbed-tld.epp.nominet.uk testbed-wales.epp.nominet.uk
EPP OT&Eote-tld.epp.nominet.uk   ote-wales.epp.nominet.uk
Whois Testbed (only available via port 43)

testbed-tld.whois.nominet.uk

testbed-wales.whois.nominet.uk

Whois OT&E (only available via port 43)

ote-tld.whois.nominet.uk

ote-wales.whois.nominet.uk

Dataset

Objects existing in the live registry, such as domains and contacts, are NOT replicated in the OT&E environment. Only a clone of your registrar account will appear in the dataset. 

Testing registrar transfers

In order to test registrar transfers, a second registrar account has been provided for all registrars on the OT&E environment with identical connection IP addresses and passwords. There is a cloned CLID to test registrar transfers. The cloned CLID has an underscore ('_') appended to it. The name of the cloned CLID is generated as follows:

  • If the CLID has less than 16 characters, the cloned login CLID is the same as the original with trailing '_'. For example, if the CLID is 'EXAMPLE', the cloned CLID is 'EXAMPLE_'.

  • If the CLID has 16 characters, the final character has been replaced with a '_'. For example, if the CLID is 'EXAMPLE-WITH-16C', the cloned CLID is 'EXAMPLE-WITH-16_'.