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.bank Domain Information

ABA and The Financial Services Roundtable Apply for Financial Domains to Protect Consumers
American Bankers Association
To further enhance security and confidence in .bank and .insurance, all financial institution registrants must be chartered by their home country financial regulators, and any other financial entities will be vetted to ensure compliance with strict registration requirements.


4 Online Security Reasons for '.bank'
Bank Info Security
By first authenticating the banking institution or insurance provider, the ABA and Roundtable can significantly reduce domain-name threats, such as website hijacking, Schwartz says.

Bank Domain Names Open to Misuse, Fraud, European Regulator Says
Plans to grant banks the use of new domain names such as .fin and .bank will make it harder for regulators to stop fraud, Europe’s top banking authority told the group in charge of the Internet’s address system.

Tiny start-up secures .bank gTLD trademark
Domain Incite
Holding a trademark on a term gives companies the right to file a Legal Rights Objection against new gTLD applicants. However, as much as I love an entrepreneur, I estimate the chances of Asif getting its .bank application approved at roughly zero, trademark or not.

Comments of the EBA to the ICANN on the planned Top Level Domain Names .bank and .fin
European Banking Authority
The potential for consumers of financial services to over-rely on what might be perceived as ‘regulatory endorsement’ of the companies operating under such TLDs is immense, and the risk for new types of fraud and ‘phishing’ can be enormous.

ABA applies for .bank domain to frustrate phishers
The American Bankers Association and the Financial Services Roundtable have teamed up to apply to operate .bank and .insurance generic Top Level Domains on behalf of the industry. – Coming to a Website Near You
Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
The process of applying for a new gTLD is governed by the Applicant Guidebook, which includes a series of questions and the criteria by which the applicant’s answers will be evaluated in order to determine whether the applicant is operationally, technically, and financially capable of running the applied-for gTLD.

ICANN developed the new generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by introducing new gTLDs into the Internet’s addressing system. What is a gTLD? It is an Internet domain name extension such as the familiar .com, .net, or .org.

Banking Lobbyists and India’s Radix Vie to Control .Bank Domain
Radix, owned by Web-hosting and registration powerhouse Directi, has said it has invested $30 million in the application process, and is the sole applicant for .space, .press and .host strings.

Industry Groups Bid To Control New .Bank And .Insurance TLDs
If awarded to the industry-backed groups, the new TLDs would be limited to organizations that adhere to 31 security standards that are set by the Roundtable and ABA.