.BANK will be open to all eligible organizations in 19 days. The fTLD has recently launched a new website, www.register.bank, so banks can find all of the information they need to prepare for the .BANK registration process.
On the new website banks can see frequently asked questions, see policies, learn about the enhanced security requirements needed for .BANK domains, find out who is eligible to purchase them and identify which domains are reserved from registration.
Although General Availability opens in June, banks should be visiting this site now to research the different approved registrars and learn how to pre-verify with one that best fits their needs.
For more information on .bank see our post from March 3rd.
fTLD Registry Services, LLC’s (fTLD) mission is to secure generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) to enable verified members of the banking and insurance communities to meet the security, technology and business needs arising from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) introduction of new gTLDs.
Members of the banking and insurance communities and their respective stakeholders should have a voice in the future developments of gTLDs to meet institutional and consumer needs and ensure that new gTLDs are both trusted and secure.
fTLD is committed to operating gTLDs fairly, transparently, without undue preference and in the best interest of the communities and the consumers they serve.
fTLD submitted community-based applications for .BANK and .INSURANCE in 2012. fTLD was granted the right to operate .BANK on September 25, 2014, and .INSURANCE on February 19, 2015.