System Announcements

13 June 2017 - TLS Strengthening

We are pleased to announce the deployment date for the implementation of strengthened EPP connection requirements for all gTLD registrars. The TLS requirements for EPP connections will be updated on 13 June 2017.

This change is in line with recognised best practice for EPP connection security levels and we strongly advise registrars to now check that they are using TLS 1.1 or higher for all EPP connections.  The gTLD testbed (Operational Test and Evaluation - OT&E) will be updated on 11 April 2017 so that registrars may test their connections should upgrade activity be required to meet the 13 June change date.

From 13 June 2017 you will need to use TLS 1.1 or higher for your EPP connections and connections attempted using lower TLS levels will fail. 

If you have any questions regarding this system update, please contact our customer services team on +44.1865 332233 or via email.

Date Announced: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 09:08