When Banks compete for a dot .BANK domain name

Dot .Bank domains are strictly issued to bank institutions only, and they are gaining traction among the tech-savvy financial companies. As a regulated new gTLD, dot .Bank has a slow rate of increase, with 2846 domains currently in use. There is an issue, however, when banks with similar names compete for the same domain. Take, […]

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Redneck.Bank : The real McCoy bank domain

The launch of dot .Bank gTLD came with a unique warranty: every single dot .Bank domain is linked to an actual bank. No gray areas, as dot .Bank is strictly managed. More than 3200 .Bank domains are currently registered, according to nTLDstats. And while giants such as Chase.Bank and WellsFargo.Bank have yet to activate their […]

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Cybercrime and gTLDs : Europe invests in .Bank domains

Cybercrime, in the form of financial institution domain spoofing, has cost banks and consumers billions of dollars in 2015 alone. Dot .Bank, the managed, authorized gTLD to be used by Banks, is changing that fast. Hundreds of European banks are registering with dot .Bank, to ensure that their customers receive protection from unauthorized account transactions. […]

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Cybersecurity : Your Bank’s domain name is about to change

The URL you visit for online banking may soon be changing; and that’s for the best. In a Fool.com article covering the ongoing transition of banks and financial institutions to the dot .Bank domain, Jay Jenkins makes a bold prediction: “.bank will soon make .com obsolete for bank websites.” Jenkins emphasizes the elevated importance of […]

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Bank of America now owns a two-letter .Company domain

An eagle-eyed domain investor, found something very interesting, while perusing WHOIS information of recently released two-letter domains. It appears that Bank of America, a major banking corporation, has acquired one such domain, as recently released by Donuts. As one can see in the WHOIS info of the domain BA.Company, the registrant is Bank Of America; […]

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More than 5,500 domain applications take it to the .BANK

Dot .BANK is a licensed domain exclusively for the banking and financial industry. The dot .BANK registry, fTLD Registry Services, announced that a milestone of 5,500 dot .BANK applications has been reached. Top locations for .BANK registrations come from banking institutions is the US, along with countries such as South Africa, the United Kingdom and […]

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Dot .BANK enters general availability with 3,000 applications

According to a release by the Registry managing dot .BANK domains, during the first 10 minutes of General Availability more than 3,000 applications were received. That’s in addition to the 782 applications for .BANK domains that were reserved during the Sunrise Period, for banks whose names have previously been registered in an international trademark directory. […]

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More than 700 domain applications : Dot .BANK enters General Availability next week

The General Availability period of Dot .BANK is five days away; the June 24th launch is highly anticipated by a number of large financial institutions, that have applied for their brands and names in the dot .BANK gTLD. Dot .BANK is the result of two years of proactive action by the fTLD Registry’s coalition to […]

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