Domains .bank

BANK is a generic domain used to identify you with a name, product, brand, etc. on the Internet, through a web page or other services such as email. For example, if someone wants to see your web page that is under your domain BANK, they will write in a browser www.yourdomainname.bank

Who is eligible for a .BANK domain?

To register a .BANK domain, your organization must be eligible and the domain name(s) you select must correspond to your organization’s legal name or branding (e.g., trademark, trade name, service mark). The Policies linked below provide the complete eligibility requirements.

Organization (Registrant) Eligibility

To become a .BANK Registrant, your organization must be one of the following government regulated entities:

1. Retail bank
2. Savings association
3. National bank
4. Bank holding or parent companies

Other eligible organizations include:

1. Associations or groups of associations whose membership is primarily comprised of the above regulated entities
2. Government regulators of retail banks, savings associations, national banks or organizations whose members are primarily comprised of such government regulators (if approved by the fTLD Board)
The .BANK Registrant Eligibility Policy and its Implementation Guideline is accessible here

fTLD Registry will certify that the holder meets the eligibility requirements for .BANK domains.

.BANK can be registered without DNS, but if you would like to use it, you must use DNSSEC and use a domain .BANK as host. (DNSSEC) ensures that Internet users are landing on holder's actual websites and not being misdirected to other malicious ones. The registry will require that all domain levels utilize DNSSEC for domains that resolve on the Internet.

What are the Security Requirements in .BANK?

-Mandatory Verification of Charter/Licensure for Regulated Entities ensures that only legitimate members of the global banking community are awarded domain names.

-Mandatory Re-verification of Registration Data is performed annually, or upon changes to registration information (i.e., Registrant Name, Registrant Email, and/or Registrant Organization fields).

-Email Authentication to mitigate spoofing, phishing and other malicious activities propagated through emails to unsuspecting users. For domains intended to send emails registration applicants must publish a Sender Policy Framework (SPF).

-Multi-Factor Authentication to ensure that any change to registration data is made only by authorized users of the registered entity.

-Enhanced Encryption to ensure security of communication over the Internet to prevent eavesdropping, data tampering, etc.

-Prohibition of Proxy/Privacy Registration Services to ensure full disclosure of domain registration information so bad actors cannot hide.

To fully understand the .bank policies please visit https://www.register.bank/policies

To fully understand the .bank Security Requirements please visit https://www.register.bank/security/

If you have additionals doubts please visit https://www.register.bank/faq/

Policies and Requirements: https://www.ftld.com/policies-...

Registrant domain Agreement of Entorno Digital, S.A.


Requirements .bank

24 June 2015

The .bank domain is restricted to groups and businesses in the banking industry, as a result, each application for a .bank must be validated by fTLD Registry. The verification process is similar to a SSL certificate validation process (verification of the organization, domain name, contact employment and contact authority. fTLD Registry will also verify the physical address and telephone number using fTLD Registry approved databases.) The verification is done to ensure that the domain .bank is really used by a financial institution.


Additional services

- With the purchase of your .bank domain you can select our DNS servers for the activation of your ".bank" domain.

- Entorno puts at your disposal with .bank domain registration a wide range of services of hosting, virtual servers and SSL certificates.

- If you are interested in recovering or monitoring a domain .bank you can check our corporate services section.

- When buying web domain with the .bank extension we can help you in your online presence project with opensource applications such as Wordpress, Drupal, etc. or custom projects hosted on your .bank web domain



To register .bank domains you will have to complete an on-line registry form.

Allowed characters:

- Minimum: 1

- Maximum: 63

- Letters and numbers.

- Hyphens ("-"), Hyphens are not allowed before or after the domain name.

The registration is done for 1 to 10 years.


How to renew

To renew .bank domains, the domain must be on the renewal period and it can be renewed for 1 to 9 years.

The renewal period starts 30 days before the expiration date.

The .bank domains also supports early renewal.


How to transfer

To transfer a .bank domain it is necessary:

- Auth code. This code must be facilitated by the actual registry.

- The domain must be un-locked for transfer. If so, you must contact the current registrar to un-lock the domain.

- More than 60 days of registration.

When a domain .bank is transferred, it's renewed for another year. The process completes in 5 days maximum.

We suggest you transfer your domain name enough days before expiration in order to avoid your transfer being denied.


Owner change

We can only make a holder trade of .bank domains if Entorno Digita is a Registrar. Otherwise, the first thing we must do is transfer the domain to Entorno Digital.

In order to make the holder trade it can be done through the domain extranet. You can request it on the field “Holder Change”. Once the request is paid two emails will be sent automatically, one to the actual holder and another to the new one. By accepting both emails the Holder Trade will be done automatically.

The Holder Trade has a price of 50 euros for .bank domain (price without VAT)


Contacts and DNS update

You can modify your contacts and DNS servers of your .bank domains through you control panel on our website, on the field “REGISTERED USER” on our website.

The changes are done at a real time and have no cost (Except owner change).