The migration of the full OT&E environment will allow TMCH agents to test all actions similar to the production environment both on the API and web interface.
The TMCH project provides an automated interface (API) to allow users to interact in an automated fashion with the data stored in the Clearinghouse database (TMCH database). XML has been widely used by registries and registrars to provide an automated interface (the API) for their data exchange. This API provides similar functionality and will be provided using TLS to be as close to the current EPP standard as possible. The API may only be used by Trademark Agents that have contracted with the Clearinghouse.