.BANK domain name .BANK domain name - Generic

The .BANK domain extension is dedicated to the banking industry and its security. Increasingly sophisticated online attacks are on the rise, with security breaches leading to huge financial losses for the banking industry and theft of customers’ personal information. For these reasons, the banking industry must have security measures in place that are proactive as opposed to reactive. The cost of detecting and preventing attacks is, after all, significantly less than the cost of recovering data, money, and restoring trust in your brand. 

So how can banks stay one step ahead of fraudsters?

.BANK domain name registration provides banks with the means to improve security, proactively fight attacks, and inspire trust. High level encryption protects communication via email, minimising risk of interception, eavesdropping, and/or email tampering. And every .BANK domain registration includes a rigorous vetting process to ensure legitimacy of use. Each application is subject to registry operator approval and registrants must comply with a rigorous vetting procedure which includes yearly contact with the .BANK registry to verify that you are continuing to meet the requirements for use of the .BANK extension.

Strict registration requirements and vetting of .BANK registrants are limited to officially recognised banking institutions. .BANK domain names can only be registered by: 

  • Banking institutions that are chartered and supervised by a government regulatory authority.
  • Associations or groups of associations whose members are chartered and supervised by a government regulatory authority.
  • Service providers owned by or supporting banking institutions.
  • Government regulators of credit institutions.

Proxy registrations are not authorised for this extension.

The .BANK registry may offer premium domain names that are subject to non-standard registration and renewal fees. Please ask us about pricing for these domain names.

We strongly advise you to contact our sales team before applying to register your .BANK domain name.

Features & Requirements

Below are a list of the requirements and features for registering a .BANK domain name.

DNSSEC supported


Eligible entities

  1. State, regional and provincial banks that are chartered and supervised by a government regulatory authority.
  2. Savings associations that are charted 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 under 1 or 2.
  5. Groups of associations whose members are primarily comprised of associations identified above under 1, 2 or 3.
  6. Service providers that are principally owned by or predominantly supporting regulated entities identified above under 1.
  7. Government regulators of chartered and supervised banks or savings associations or organisations whose members are primarily comprised of such government regulators

Eligible domains

Registrants may only register domain names matching their trademarks, trade names and service marks.

Registration process

Supporting documents

Registrants will need to provide yearly evidence that they are a member of the banking community (business licence, certificate of formation, articles of incorporation, corporate operating agreement, charter documents, attorney opinion letter, mission statement for non-profit organisation). For banks and savings associations, the assigned regulatory ID and government regulatory authority issuing its charter or licence.


Verification of eligibility will be conducted at the time of the renewal or every year. Verification is also performed if there is a change to the Registrant Organisation Name. All verification is performed by fTLD, the Registry Operator for .BANK.

Security check

To support compliance with applicable local and international laws, every application will undergo a security check to ensure that fTLD does not approve any organisations or persons found on any government and/or fTLD maintained restricted or black lists.

Organisation, jurisdiction, and banking credentials verification

fTLD will verify that the registrant is a registered and active organisation in a jurisdiction appropriate to its business location and has valid credentials proving that it meets the requirements of the .BANK Registrant Eligibility Policy.

Verification of domain name selection

fTLD will verify that the applied-for domain names match the applicant’s trademark.

Verification of physical address

fTLD will verify the address listed in the application as a valid address for the registrant organisation using  fTLD approved databases.

Verification of telephone number

fTLD will verify the registrant organisation’s telephone number using fTLD approved databases.

Registrant contact employment

fTLD will initiate telephone contact to verify with registrant organisation’s human resources (or appropriate department) that the registrant organisation’s contact person is a full-time/non-contracting employee of the organisation.

Registrant contact authority

fTLD will initiate email contact to identify the Registrant Contact’s manager within the registrant organisation with Human Resources (or appropriate department) and contact this person to confirm that the registrant contact is authorised to request domains on behalf of the organisation.


Applicant who had their registration requests denied will be able to appeal the decision via a specific process. Please reference the Registrations Eligibility Resolution Policy

Requirements concerning the domain name use

  • DNSSEC must be used.
  • Registrants must publish a valid email authentication record (SPF or DKIM).
  • DNS alias are only permitted to DNS zone under the same secured requirements (no URL forward to a “regular” host name).
  • Transport Layer Security 1.1 or greater must be used.
  • SSL 2.0 and 3.0 are explicitly prohibited. 
  • RFC 5746 must be implemented. 
  • Please refer to the following: https://www.ftld.com/policies/ and https://www.ftld.com/security/

.BANK registry information

Dispute policies

Registry policy


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.BANK Price

Setup fee €180.00
Annual fee€1,689.71
Renewal fee €1,871.83
Update fee Free
Trade fee €100.00
Transfer fee €1,871.83 (1 year extension included)
Reactivation fee No reactivation fee + (Renewal fee)

.BANK Format

Minimum length1 characters
Maximum length63 characters
Numbers Allowed (full-numeric)
Hyphen Allowed (middle only)
IDN Not allowed

.BANK Registration Period

Minimum subscription period1 year
Minimum renewal period1 year
Renewal increment1 year
Registration delayn.a
2048-bit Secure Payment

ICANN Accredited Registrar

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