Technical Notice

OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) Industry Testing Reminder

April 8, 2014

As a reminder, beginning Monday, April 14, 2014, firms may begin testing for the FINRA OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) migration. The testing will be available through the NASDAQ OMX Test Facility (NTF). Firms should follow the test directions for registration and other testing requirements.

During testing, firms can access the NTF via the Computer-to-Computer (CTCI) and Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocols and via the FINRA TRAQS secure test website. Firms can also download test reference data via the ORF Web Application Programming Interface (API) and authorized firms can test the Trade Data Dissemination Service (TDDS2.0) vendor feed for OTCBB and other OTC transactions.

Please direct questions and comments to FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.