Extensible Provisioning Protocol (q.v.)
Extensible Provisioning Protocol. A protocol for the registration and management of second and lower level domain names and associated name servers in Top Level Domains (TLDs) as specified in RFC's 3730, 3731, 3732, 3733, 3734, and 3735. EPP is currently the most commonly used and accepted protocol for TLD registries.
Extensible Provisioning Protocol. Connection-oriented, application layer client-server protocol for the provisioning and management of objects stored in a shared central repository. Specified in XML, the protocol defines generic object management operations and an extensible framework that maps protocol operations to objects. EPP is being discussed in the IETF "provreg" Working Group. Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD): TLD name that is open to registrants around the world, in contrast to ccTLDs, which often are restricted to registrants located in a particular country or region. .ORG, .INFO, .COM and .NET are examples of gTLDs.