The perfect New gTLD for banks, financial institutions, and their service partners.
|Sunrise ||May 18, 2015 -- June 17, 2015 |
|Founders Period ||June 18, 2015 -- June 23, 2015 |
|General Availability ||June 24, 2015 |
There are nearly 8,000 banks in the US alone--small community banks, credit unions, as well as large, corporate investment firms. And online banking has become the new normal/standard. The new .BANK gTLD extension offers banks of all types and sizes an online place to call home. And because registration of a .BANK domain(s) is limited to banks that are required to pass a vetting process to ensure that the .BANK domain extension is used only by eligible entities and their service partners, users will be able to trust the .BANK pages they visit and log in to as credible, reliable, secure sites.
The goal of the .bank domain extension is to provide a new way for financial companies to better identify their websites with their clients and boost consumer confidence. Registering a .bank domain for your banking business will identify your business to your clients immediately. The use of .bank along with your company name is certain to give your website a strong, secure, and reliable presence on the Internet and instill confidence in your clientele. Be sure to register your .bank domain today.
Who is eligible for a .bank domain?
Only verified members of the global banking community are eligible to register domains. For banks it includes charter verification with the registrant’s regulator. For more information, please visit fTLD's .bank Policies Page.
Available renewal terms:
Are individual .bank registrations allowed? | No
Will I need to provide additional information to register a .bank domain name? | Yes
▼ Do restrictions apply to some .bank domain names? | Yes
Only verified members of the global banking community are eligible to register domains. For banks it includes charter verification with the registrant’s regulator. Please see the .BANK Registrant Eligibility Policy for complete eligibility requirements. For more information, please visit fTLD .bank FAQ's.
In accordance with ICANN schedule of reserved names the following are restricted: “EXAMPLE” shall be reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which Registry Operator makes registrations.Two-character labels: All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two character label string may be released to the extent that Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.
▼ Additional .bank terms
1. Additional terms relating to .bank registrations.
1.1. Safenames is an accredited registrar with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") for the .bank Top Level Domain ("TLD").
1.2 As an accredited domain name registrar, Safenames is, upon accepting your application to register or renew a domain name with a .bank TLD, your sponsor for that application.
1.3. All .bank names we register or renew are not effective until we have delivered the domain name registration or renewal information you provide us to the registry administrator for the .bank TLD, and the registry administrator puts into effect your domain name registration or renewal. Currently, the registry administrator for the .bank name is fTLD Registry Services Limited ("fTLD").
1.4 The Registry fTLD reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any domain name registration or transaction, or place any domain name(s) on registry lock, hold or similar status, as it deems necessary, in its unlimited and sole discretion: (i) to comply with specifications adopted by any industry group generally recognized as authoritative with respect to the Internet (e.g., RFCs), (ii) to correct mistakes made by fTLD or Safenames in connection with a domain name registration, or (iii) for the non-payment of Fees to fTLD. In addition, Safenames shall obtain the consent of each Customer in the fTLD for such collection and use of Personal Data.
1.5 By registering a .bank domain name you agree not to make use of the domain for the purposes of distributing malware, abusively operating botnets, phishing, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement, fraudulent or deceptive practices, counterfeiting or otherwise engaging in activity contrary to applicable law, and providing (consistent with applicable law and any related procedures) consequences for such activities including suspension of the domain name.
1.6 As a .bank domain name registrant the Customer hereby consents to:
(a) Submit to proceedings under ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy (UDRP) and comply with the requirements set forth by fTLD for domain names registered during the Sunrise Period, including the mandatory Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy. These policies are subject to modification.
(b) The policies and procedures set forth by fTLD located at https://www.ftld.com/policies which are subject to modification.
(c) The timestamp shown in the fTLD records where there is a dispute concerning the time of the entry of a domain name registration into fTLD’s system
(d) You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless fTLD and its directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or relating to your domain name registration. This indemnification shall survive any termination or expiry of the domain name registration.
(e) To comply with ICANN standards, policies, procedures, and practices for which fTLD has monitoring responsibility in accordance with the Registry Agreement or other arrangement with ICANN.
(f) To comply with fTLD’s operational requirements, policies and procedures and practices for .bank as set forth on their website at https://www.ftld.com/resources.
(g) To comply with, any and all applicable national, state or local law, regulation or court order in relation to your .bank domain name registrations.
(h) To comply with all Public Interest Commitments (as set forth in Specification 12 to the Registry Agreement, as amended from time-to-time) and community registration policies (as set forth in Specification 12 to the Registry Agreement, as amended from time-to-time). The Registry Agreement here refers to the agreement between fTLD and ICANN dated September 25, 2014.
1.7 In registering and maintaining a .bank domain name you agree that you are not permitted to make use of privacy or proxy registration services.
1.8 Customers agree by way of registration of a .bank domain name to adhere to all security requirements stipulated by fTLD in its policy located at https://www.ftld.com/enhanced-security/ and https://www.ftld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/fTLD-Security-Requirements-20141217.pdf which may be amended and updated from time to time.
Premium or non-standard domains have non-uniform registration and renewal pricing.
Are IDNs available? | No
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