Cost $950.00 /yr
Open From 24 June '15

About .bank

.BANK is a protected, trusted, more secure and identifiable domain extension for the global banking community and the customers it serves. The .BANK domain extension will have enhanced security requirements that exceed that of most existing extensions as well as provide banks with new marketing and branding opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must fall under one of the follow categories to qualify for a .BANK domain.

1

State, regional and provincial banks that are chartered and supervised by a government regulatory authority

2

Savings associations that are chartered and supervised by a government regulatory authority

3

National banks that are chartered and supervised by a government regulatory authority

4

Associations whose members are primarily comprised of entities identified above in 1, 2 or 3

5

Groups of associations whose members are primarily comprised of associations identified above in 4

6

Service providers that are principally owned by or predominately supporting regulated entities identified above in 1, 2 or 3 (if approved by the Registry Operator Board)

7

Government regulators of chartered and supervised banks or savings associations or organizations whose members are primarily comprised of such government regulators (if approved by the Registry Operator Board).

General Remarks

Name Selection Policy
.BANK domains must comply with the following: 

  1. Standard Name Requirements – Domain must:
    1. correspond to a trademark, trade name or service mark of the business or organization;
    2. not be a Reserved Name; and
    3. not be likely to deceive or cause material detriment to a significant portion of the insurance and/or financial services communities, its customers or Internet user
  2. Registry Operator Reserved Names and ICANN Reserved Names – The domain names in these two classes will be incorporated into the Registry Operator’s Name Allocation Policy.
  3. Reserved Names are not available for registration.

Registration Documentation
As part of the registration process, applicants will be required to provide certain information to the registry operator to verify their eligibility to register a .BANK domain name. This information may include, but is not limited to: Full legal name, business name, business address, business phone, business email, another proof of identity to establish that the Applicant is an eligible member of the banking community (e.g. business license, certificate of formation, charter documents), or the assigned regulatory ID and government regulatory authority issuing the charter or license.

Verification
To register a new .bank domain, please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the pre-verification with fTLD Registry Services here https://www.register.bank/get-started/ 
  2. Once you are verified, you will receive a token from the registry. Use this token when processing your .bank registration in your Lexsynergy account. Alternatively, you may email your token along with the domains you wish to register to support@lexsynergy.com and we will process your registrations for you. Please note that tokens are valid for 15 days.

This verification will be performed at the time of initial registration then annually. During the verification process, fTLD Registry Services will verify the following:

  1. Organization, Jurisdiction and Banking Credentials – the registrant must be a registered and active organization in a jurisdiction appropriate to its business location and has valid credentials proving that it meets the requirements of the eligibility policy.
  2. Domain Name Selection – the applied-for domain name must meet the requirements of the .INSURANCE Name Selection Policy.
  3. Physical Address – the address on the application must be verified as a valid address using approved databases
  4. Telephone Number – the telephone number on the application must be verified using approved databases
  5. Registrant Contact Employment and Authority – fTLD will email the registrant's human resources (or appropriate department) and ask them to verify that the registrant is a full-time/non-contracting employee to the organization and has the authority to request domains on behalf of the organization.

Verification Fee
If a domain name is submitted but ultimately rejected by the Registry, the registrant will receive a refund on the domain name less a $250 verification fee.

Reserved Domain Names

Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

Registration Information

Registration Periods 1 - 10 years
Renewal Periods 1 - 5 years
Backorder Not Supported
Local Presence Not Required
WHOIS Privacy Not Supported
Supports IDN No
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