What is the .bank generic Top Level Domain Extension?
Building trust online can be difficult, especially when financial matters are concerned. As a bank, consumer confidence and trust is key to ensuring sustainable growth for your business. Simply put, clients need to be able to assured that their faith in you is well-placed.
The new .bank gTLD provides security, convenience and trust when customers visit your website. From students to small businesses to multi-national conglomerates, the .bank gTLD was created provide the banking community and financial institutions a safe namespace to conduct business online.
Take banking to the next level and secure the trust of your clients online with a .bank domain name!
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.bank gTLD Registration Requirements
The .bank domain extension will only be available to verified members of the banking community. Eligible registrants will only be able to purchase and register .bank domain names that correspond to their company's trademarks, trade names or service marks.
Other .BANK gTLD requirements
- Legal Name of the Eligible Registrant (Organization Name)
- Registrant Contact Name
- Registrant Contact Address
- Registrant Contact Email Address
- Registrant Contact Phone Number
- Government Regulatory Authority (if applicable)
- Regulatory ID Number (if applicable)
Highly Regulated Domain
.bank is a "Highly Regulated Domain" which is subject to additional requirements mandated by ICANN.
- Legal Compliance: Registrants must comply with all applicable laws, including laws relating to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct) and applicable consumer laws in respect of fair lending, debt collection, organic farming (if applicable), disclosure of data and financial regulations;
- Health and Financial Information: Registrants must acknowledge and agree that those who collect and maintain sensitive health and financial data must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable law;
- Abuse Contact Information: Registrants must provide administrative contact information, which must be kept up-to-date, for the notification of complaints or reports of registration abuse, as well as the contact details of the relevant regulatory, or industry self-regulatory, bodies in your main place of business;
- Possession of Necessary Credentials: Registrants must represent that he/she possesses any necessary authorizations, charters, licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with such Highly Regulated TLD; and
- Report Material Changes to Credentials: Registrants must report any material changes to the validity of the Registrant’s authorizations, charters licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with the Highly Regulated TLD to ensure the Registrant continues to conform to the appropriate regulations and licensing requirements and generally conduct activities in the interests of the consumer served.