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
.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-luxesunrise.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-luxelandrush.epp.nominet.uk

testbed-luxe.whois.nominet.uk

testbed-luxesunrise.whois.nominet.uk

testbed-luxelandrush.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)