Technical Notice

TDDS 2.0 IP Address Handoff Request

April 14, 2014

On Monday September 15, 2014, FINRA will launch the new OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) technology platform for the reporting of transactions in OTC equity securities (i.e., non-NMS stocks) and transactions in restricted equity securities effected pursuant to Securities Act Rule 144A.

As part of this technology migration, FINRA has introduced a new version of the Trade Data Dissemination Service, TDDS 2.0. The TDDS 2.0 feed will publish trade data via new IP addresses, and will require FINRA to provision data recipients for the new addresses. To complete this exercise, FINRA requires IP handoff addresses from firms that do not receive their TDDS 2.0 data via an extranet provider.

If your firm receives TDDS data as a NASDAQ OMX US Direct Circuit or NASDAQ OMX US Co-Location firm, please send the following information to  FINRA Product Management as soon as possible.

  • Firm Name
  • Firm Contact Name
  • Firm Contact Name E-mail Address and Phone Number
  • IP Handoffs for:
    • NTF (Ashburn)
    • Production A Group (Please specify Carteret or Ashburn)
    • Production B Group (Please specify Carteret or Ashburn)

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact  FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.