.bank domain

If it's a .bank domain, it's trusted.

849.00 usd / yr

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Only verified members of the global banking community are eligible for bank domain registrations.

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RAMP (Registrar Assisted Migration Program)

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RAMP is a streamlined solution for banks small and large to move their web presence, DNS and web security infrastructure to the bank domain namespace.

We provide project management services, a migration plan and experienced engineers to see your migration through from start to finish.

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Fast & secure managed DNS services built for performance.

Powering over 39% of managed DNS domains, Cloudflare runs one of the largest authoritative DNS networks in the world.

  • Cloudflare’s WAF, DDoS protection, and SSL defend website owners and their visitors from all types of online threats.
  • Cloudflare dramatically improves website performance through our global CDN and web optimization features.

Actively block phishing attacks & reduce email impersonation.

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) secures your domain and protects your customers.

  • See who is using your domain to send fake emails.
  • Prevent criminals from being able to send fraudulent emails from your account.
  • Boosts your email deliverability by verifying you as the genuine sender.

Why does your bank need a .bank domain name?

Big banks are such believers in the security afforded by a verified TLD, like .BANK, that many have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure their own .bank TLDs, such as, .AMEX, .BARCLAYS, .BBT, .BBVA, .BOFA, .CHASE, .CITI, .HSBC, etc.

A .BANK domain affords you this same security for a fraction of the price.

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How do .bank domains protect customers?


Only verified members of the global banking community are approved for .BANK domain names. Now that your customers are confident they aren’t falling victim to phishing or spoofing scams, your bank can fully engage across all online channels.


.BANK creates brick and mortar location assurance for your online presence—when a customer visits your site, they are assured to be communicating and transacting with you.


Mandatory security compliance and monitoring lets your customers conduct sensitive financial transactions and communications online without fear of having their data compromised.

Hundreds of banks have already made the transition to a .bank TLD. Some examples are:

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Norway Savings Bank
Maine, USA
23 branches

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North Shore Bank
Minnesota, USA
6 branches

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City Bank of Texas
Texas & New Mexico, USA
20 branches

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Kuban Credit Bank
Krasnodar, Russia
Hundreds of branches

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Post Bank of Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia
Mobile Banking App

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B2B Bank
Toronto, Canada
Mortgage Brokerage

How do I transfer a .bank domain?

Transferring your .bank domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .bank domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system.

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FAQs for .bank
What is the registration term allowed for .bank domain names?
.bank domain names are available for 1-10 years.
How long does it take to register my .bank domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .bank during general availability is Instant.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .bank domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 1 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.bank); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.bank).
Trustee Service for .bank
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is not available for this extension.
How do I host my .bank domain name?
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .bank. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.
Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you must update ownership according to .bank requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private Registration)?
No. You will however be able to designate a role name such as "Domain Administrator" for use on public whois.
Grace period for .bank domain name?
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
Who is the registry that manages .bank domain names?

fTLD Registry Services, LLC manages the registration of domain names with the .bank Top Level Domain. You may visit them here: fTLD Registry Services, LLC .

.bank Domains Dispute & Policy
Domain Requirements for .bank
Are Individual .bank domain registrations allowed? No
Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .bank? Yes
Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .bank? Yes

As a courtesy, we will pre-screen your request to confirm you meet the eligibility and naming requirements for .BANK. Placing an order for a .BANK domain name does not guarantee it will be successfully registered to you. You will be required to complete the verification process (described below) directly with the registry.

To become a .BANK Registrant, your organization must be one of the following government regulated entities:

  1. Retail bank
  2. Savings association
  3. National bank
  4. Bank holding or parent companies

Other eligible organizations include:

  1. Associations or groups of associations whose membership is primarily comprised of the above regulated entities
  2. Government regulators of retail banks, savings associations, national banks or organizations whose members are primarily comprised of such government regulators (if approved by the fTLD Board)

Domain Name Eligibility (Naming Requirements)
Domain names must correspond to the organization's legal name or branding (e.g., trademark, trade name, service mark). A registered trademark is not required to register a domain name.

Your domain submission will go through a detailed verification process to ensure that registrations are made only with organizations that meet the eligibility requirements. fTLD Registry performs verification upon the initial registration, annually thereafter, and if certain registration information changes (e.g., Registrant Organization, Registrant Name, Registrant Email). You may be required to submit certain information to fTLD Registry during the Verification process.

In accordance with our agreement with fTLD Registry Services, the Registry Operator, .BANK Registered Name Holder consents to the collection and use of Personal Data by the Registry Operator. In addition, the Registry Operator reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any Registered Name registration at their sole discretion. Registered Name Holder also agrees that in the event of any dispute concerning the time of the entry of a Registered Name registration into the Registry System, the timestamp shown in the Registry System records shall control. All applicable national, state or local law, regulation or court order in relation to its operations and registrations of the .BANK shall apply. In addition, the use of privacy or proxy registration services by the Registered Name Holder in registering or maintaining domain name registrations are not permitted. You will however be able to designate a role name such as "Domain Administrator" for use on public whois.

Additional information on eligibility, Registrant Obligations, naming requirements and verification process can be found on Registry Operator's website at www.ftld.com/policies.

In addition to the .BANK Policies, which are the foundation of a protected, trusted and more secure environment for .BANK domains, other documents are included to identify a variety of security and operational requirements, including: www.ftld.com/security/ and www.ftld.com/faq-dotbank.

Public Interest Commitments (PICs)
These commitments are mandated by ICANN and included as Specification 11 in fTLD's Registry Agreement. Public Interest Commitments (PICs) are reflected in 101domain Legal Agreements, the .BANK Policies or .BANK Security Requirements. Some PICs are included in .BANK Policies and in the Security Requirements.

fTLD Security Requirements
These Requirements are essential for fTLD to fulfill its mission for the .BANK domain. Some of the Requirements are drawn from the PICs and others from the Community Registration Policies included as Specification 12 to fTLD's Registry Agreement. The Requirements address issues such registrant verification and DNSSEC and identify the responsible party (i.e., Registry Operator, Registrar or Registrant) to ensure compliance. More information is available at Security Requirements which may be amended from time-to-time to meet the security and other needs of the global financial services community.

Registrant shall take all necessary action(s) as directed by Registrar or Registry Operator in relation to compliance actions, directives, or instructions from ICANN, and/or as otherwise directed by Registry Operator in its sole discretion as being reasonably necessary for the provision of Registry Services, and enforcing compliance with Registry Operator's Operational and Security Requirements and Operations Pledge, including monitoring for compliance regarding the Registered Name.

Verification, conducted by the registry operator, of registrants and their domains names will occur 1) annually, and 2) if certain registration information changes (e.g., Registrant Organization, Registrant Name, Registrant Email).

Are some .bank domain names restricted? Yes

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved, or restricted by the registry operator. These are designated as premium domain names, or reserved by ICANN. The lists of reserved names can be found here.

Does .bank domain have a special use? Yes
Intended for banks and financial institutions.
Other information I need to know about .bank? Yes

Registry Operator may offer premium domain names that are subject to non-standard registration fees. Please ask us about pricing for these domain names.

Are there any additional fees for .bank? No
Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .bank? No
Private Registration service available? No
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No

How do I renew a .bank domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .bank domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have it enabled.

Starting @ 1,049.00 USD / yr

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