Why .BANK?

The .BANK domain is recognized as the global platform for growth and innovation in the financial services industry. Since its launch in 2015, thousands of banks have registered .BANK domains and are now using them. Created and managed by banking and security experts, this trusted home on the internet serves as a solid foundation for banks to securely and effectively communicate with customers, stakeholders and regulators. 

Acquiring a .BANK domain ensures a tru​sted, verified and more secure location for your bank’s online banking services. All .BANK domains are required to meet robust security technologies and practices, and only verified members of the banking industry can register a .BANK domain.

Powered by Verisign, .BANK has a higher level of mandated security than any other commercially available domain and must adhere to Security Requirements developed by ABA, its member banks and its partners in fTLD Registry Services. In addition to strict registration requirements, the .BANK domain helps prevent users from being redirected to fake bank websites, makes it more difficult for criminals to phish and spoof emails from a .BANK domain and requires strong encryption. These features boost customer trust and confidence in banks using .BANK in an era of increasing cybersecurity threats.

The .COM world has become overcrowded, making it difficult for banks to differentiate themselves from other businesses online. The .BANK domain opens up much needed real estate on the internet and provides new marketing and branding opportunities. 

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