.BANK is a
trusted, verified, more secure and easily identifiable location on
the Internet for the global banking community and the customers it
serves. The .BANK gTLD has Security Requirements that exceed that of
most existing and new gTLDs.
created the .bank domain? fTLD Registry
Services, LLC was formed in 2011 by a coalition of banks, insurance
companies and financial services trade associations from around the
world. In 2012, fTLD submitted community-based applications to the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the
.bank and .insurance gTLDs. fTLD was granted the right to operate
.bank on September 25, 2014. Registration for a .bank web address
began June 24, 2015 at which time Twin River Bank applied to acquire the
domain www.twinriver.bank .
new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
employee email address: email@example.com
What do I
need to do during the transition? Nothing.
During this transitional period www.twinriverbank.com and www.twinriver.bank are
both individually accessible.
.bank more secure? .bank domains signify that
a company has been verified as legitimate and is committed to
implementing the additional and mandatory security requirements that
go beyond existing standards.
verified banks, banking trade associations, bank regulators, core
processors and other select and approved service providers are
eligible for a .bank domain.
Because of the additional security measures taken in the
verification process, cybercriminals can be identified and denied
the right to obtain a .bank domain name. Therefore, the .bank
environment provides an enhanced level of security against imposter
sites and peace of mind for our customers and business partners.
the enhanced security requirements in .bank?
• Mandatory verification of charter/licensure for regulated entities
ensures the organization requesting the domain is legitimate, the
person requesting the domain name is authorized by the company and
that the name requested by the company complies with all policies.
• Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) to ensure that
Internet users are landing on participants’ actual websites and not
being misdirected to malicious ones;
• Email authentication to mitigate spoofing, phishing and other
malicious activities propagated through emails to unsuspecting
authentication to ensure that any change to registration data is
made only by authorized users of the registered entity;
• Strong encryption to ensure security of communication over the
• Prohibition of
Proxy/Privacy Registration Services to ensure full disclosure of
domain Registration information so bad actors cannot hide.
We take the
security of our customer’s information very seriously. We wanted to
take this extra step to give our customers peace of mind when
banking with us online. We believe that the .bank domain provides an
additional layer of security that the other top level domains such
as .com do not. The number of companies being approved for a .bank
domain continues to grow into the thousands and many plan to roll
out their .bank sites in the near future.