What is a .bank domain?
From a first glance, the .BANK domain tells internet users who you are and what you do. Establishing an online presence is important now but it will be essential in the future. .BANK domain is a restricted domain, meaning only certain people and groups can register one. With phishers and scammers running rampant customers need to know the place they are storing their most important information and life's savings is a place that is trusted and verified, and that place is .BANK domain. The .BANK domain is attention-grabbing, adding a serious boost to your personal and professional brand.
A .BANK domain name is short, professional and memorable, helping you improve your search engine rank with keywords directly in the URL. It's no doubt that someone searching for online banking services is more likely to click on a link that has the .BANK keyword they were searching for in the domain name and as we know every click on organic search results means dollars saved in paid marketing - and that's a big win!
The future of the internet is new and precise domain names that give customers a preview of your brand before they even visit your website. Mobile and online banking are the future of the banking industry. Establish yourself as an industry leader and early adopter, enhance your online marketing, and differentiate your brand with .BANK domain, the namespace dedicated to creating a space place for banking online.
We'll help you meet and exceed online banking industry standards.
We work with banks of all sizes and setups to create a customized strategy, including best practices in domain names, anti-phishing and spoofing tactics, email deliverability, website availability, security, and more.
Technology solutions for banks
Increase online security & deliver better customer experiences.
Our managed enterprise-level DNS solutions powered by Cloudflare offer a secure and resilient network for banking and investment services firms.
- Cloudflare's advanced WAF, built-in DDoS protection, automated DNSSEC, and TLS technology defend against all types of online threats.
- Cloudflare's global CDN reduces page load times and improves mobile app reliability with 100% uptime.
- Real-time reporting & analytics.
Actively block phishing attacks & improve email deliverability.
DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) secures your email domain and protects your customers.
- See who is using your domain to send fake emails.
- Prevent criminals from being able to send fraudulent emails impersonating your bank.
- Boosts your email deliverability by verifying all of the platforms you use to send emails.
Why does your bank need a .bank domain name?
Hundreds of banks have moved to .BANK to benefit their customers by operating on a trusted, verified, and more secure TLD.
Countless other banks, including big banks, are securing their .BANK TLDs as part of their domain name strategy for brand protection and online visibility.
How do .bank domains protect customers?
Trust 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.
Integrity .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.
Encryption 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:
Norway Savings Bank
North Shore Bank
City Bank of Texas
Texas & New Mexico, USA
How do I transfer a .bank domain?
Transferring your .bank domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.
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. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.
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FAQs for .bank
.bank domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .bank during general availability is Instant.
.bank 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).
DNSSEC is available for .bank domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .bank domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .bank extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
No. You will however be able to designate a role name such as "Domain Administrator" for use on public whois.
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.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .bank Top Level Domain is fTLD Registry Services, LLC. You may visit them at https://www.ftld.com/.
Domain Requirements for .bank
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.
.BANK DOMAIN ELIGIBILITY AND NAMING REQUIREMENTS
To become a .BANK Registrant, your organization must be one of the following government regulated entities:
- Retail bank
- Savings association
- National bank
- Bank holding or parent companies
Other eligible organizations include:
- Associations or groups of associations whose membership is primarily comprised of the above regulated entities
- 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).
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.
Intended for banks and financial institutions.
Registry Operator may offer premium domain names that are subject to non-standard registration fees. Please ask us about pricing for these domain names.
How do I renew a .bank domain?
Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.
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 Auto-Renew enabled.
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