Hello! TLDR Does anyone who is not an ICANN accredited registrar have experience getting credentials to interface with the backend servers of a registry that provides ccTLD's directly? Background The ICANN faq indicates: "Some ICANN-accredited registrars provide registration services in the ccTLDs, however, ICANN does not accredit registrars or set registration policies for ccTLDs. For details about ccTLD registration policies, you should contact the designated country code manager." This suggests to me that providing direct access to the backend domain registry server for a ccTLD like io would be entirely up to the discretion of the registry. In the .io case, that registry is Affilias. But their website is not very clear about whether they ever provide direct EPP access to non-ICANN accredited parties. I'm curious whether anyone in this forum has past experience / insight on this.