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Technical Notice

OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) User Acceptance Testing

October 31, 2022

As part of its Transparency Services improvement initiatives FINRA will re- platform the OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) to a new Linux-based operating system. These changes will include Trade Data Dissemination Service (TDDS) protocol changes, and ORF will begin supporting timestamps up to nanosecond granularity (HH:MM:SS.sssssssss) in accordance with amendments to FINRA’s equity trade reporting rules.

A third ORF (and TDDS) production User Acceptance Test (UAT) will occur on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Firms should notify FINRA Market Operations of their intent to participate in the UAT via an email to [email protected] Please include the firm name, MPID(s) used, names of testers and web usernames, if applicable, no later than noon on Thursday, November 3, 2022, to register for the test.

The UAT will start at approximately 9:30 a.m. ET and end at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET. The trade execution date for the test will be November 5, 2022. Please note that during this test FINRA’s Participant Data Management (PDM) system will be unavailable.

A conference line will be open for the duration of the test. Due to a limited number of lines, firms should consider sharing the line if calling from the same location.

Function Link Notes
TRAQS Production Environment  
FIX Production Environment N/A Users must connect to their dedicated FIX production ports
TDDS 2.1 Production Addresses N/A Users must connect to the production TDDS 2.1 network addresses

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

Dial-in: (800) 519-4276

Passcode: 8584438

Send questions regarding this notice to FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.