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Updated PDT Specifications: Whois Test Updates

26 October 2016

ICANN has published updated resources for Pre-Delegation Testing (PDT). The updated resources include test cases and test plans incorporating the Consistent Labeling and Display (CL&D) requirements described in the Registry Registration Data Directory Services Consistent Labeling and Display Policy (

To facilitate the registries implementation, prior to the effective date specified in the policy, the PDT system will provide a warning to those registry operators whose system does not yet meet the new requirements, this warning will not prevent a TLD from passing the test.

Additionally, registries may utilize the WHOIS Self – Test tool, to check their system configurations for conformance to the new requirements. The tool is available here: