APPLY FOR A .BANK DOMAIN NAME NOW    Information on Domain Names and DNS

What Is .BANK?

.BANK is the exclusive domain name ending for banks.

The global banking community now has its own trusted, verified and easily identifiable Internet designation. Over 4000 banks have already applied for their .BANK domain name.


Savings associations
Trade associations
Select service providers
Government regulators

Why do you need it?

The banking community's own internet designation makes it simple for customers and search engines alike to identify your legitimate bank websites.


As online fraud and hacking increase in ever more sophisticated forms, the need for ironclad online security is paramount.


Protect your reputation, data, brand identity, revenue streams and customer loyalty with the
.BANK top level domain.

What are the minimum security requirements?

• Mandatory verification and re-verification of charter/license for regulated banking entities
• Domain name system security extensions (DNSSEC)
• Email authentication to mitigate spoofing, phishing and other malicious activities 
• Multi-factor authentication
• Strong encryption to ensure security of communication over the Internet
• Prohibition of proxy/private registration services
• Domains hosted only on the .BANK name servers to ensure total security

Who is behind THE .BANK Domain?

A coalition of banks and financial services trade associations partnered to establish and operate the .BANK domain name on behalf of the global banking community.

See the full list of founders and endorsers.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
The Allstate Corporation*
American Bankers Association*
American Bankers Insurance Association
American Council of Life Insurers
American Insurance Association
Associated Banc-Corp
Australian Bankers’ Association
BB&T Corporation*
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
BMO Financial Group
British Bankers’ Association
Canadian Bankers Association*
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.
City National Bank*
Comerica Incorporated*
Danish Bankers Association
Discover Financial Services
Dollar Bank, FSB*
European Banking Federation
Fifth Third Bank
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis CenterFinancial Services Roundtable*
First Horizon National Corporation
Global Federation of Insurance Associations
Huntington Bancshares*
Independent Community Bankers of America*
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc.
Institute of International Bankers
Insurance Bureau of Canada

Insurance Council of Australia
Insurance Europe
International Banking Federation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
LPL Financial
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
New York Life Insurance Company*
The PNC Financial Services Group*
Progressive Casualty Insurance Company*
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America*
The Prudential Insurance Company of America*
Regions Financial Corporation
Reinsurance Association of America
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
State Farm Bank
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company*
Swiss Re America Holding Corporation
TSYSU.S. Bancorp*
UnumVisa Inc.
Wells Fargo
Western & Southern Life Insurance Company
Wood forest National Bank*

* denotes fTLD Founder

Return on Investment

The experts at CentralNic FinTech will manage the process of obtaining an official .BANK domain name on your behalf, including assisting with the internal business case for the domain, which can be used to improve online marketing, build trust with customers, control your domain name portfolio expenses and reduce your spend on fraud prevention.


Contact CentralNic FinTech today to obtain your .BANK domain name and to answer any other questions you may have about domain names or DNS. CentralNic FinTech provides a full suite of advisory services and technologies for best practice management of domain names and DNS, with a focus on security, cost efficiency and keeping abreast of the competitive environment.

Speak to one of our specialist advisors today, or call to arrange a meeting in your offices.

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FTLD Registry Services LLC has accredited TLD Registrar Solutions Ltd as a .bank registrar. “CentralNic Fin Tech” is a trading name of TLD Registrar Solutions Ltd, registered company no. 07629187 in England.
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