[gtld-tech] Verification of the ROID in PDT and upcoming Advisory

Francisco Arias francisco.arias at icann.org
Thu Aug 6 23:59:18 UTC 2015

Dear Colleagues,

As a follow up to the draft updated PDT specifications
5-en) and the gTLD Registries Operational Workshop held in Buenos Aires, I
would like to let you know that ICANN is planning to release a
verification of the ROID format as part of Pre-Delegation Testing (PDT).

The ROID check would be done as part of both the EPP and Whois tests
cases. The verification would check two things: 1) that the ROID is
properly formatted as described in RFC 5730, per Specification 6 of the
registry agreement; and 2) that the repository identifier used is already
registered with IANA

This update will be implemented at the same time as the updates regarding
the RDDS (Whois) Advisory. We will implement warnings (no failures) in
case of deviations starting on 2 November 2015, and strict enforcement
will start on 31 January 2016.

Finally, ICANN is planning to release in the next few weeks an advisory at
https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/advisories-2012-02-25-en describing
the considerations that registries should have when migrating ROIDs. I
have attached a draft of the advisory and would appreciate any input you
may have by 17 August.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.


Francisco Arias
Director, Technical Services
Domain Name Services & Industry Engagement
Global Domains Division

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