|Introduced||November 26, 2014(root zone) |
January 5, 2015 (delegated)
|TLD type||Sponsored top-level domain|
|Registry||fTLD Registry Services|
|Sponsor||Bank Policy Institute|
American Bankers Association
|Registration restrictions||Reserved for those in the banking sector; domain names must correspond to organization’s legal name or branding|
.bank is a sponsored top-level domain used in the Domain Name System of the internet. The TLD was officially delegated to fTLD Registry Services on behalf of the Financial Services Roundtable and American Bankers Association on January 5, 2015.
Usage of the .bank domain is reserved for those in the banking industry, including retail banks, savings associations, and related holding companies and associated organizations composed primarily of those entities. If approved by the fTLD board, government regulators of eligible companies and organizations, or organizations whose members are composed primarily of such government regulators, can register as well.
Any entity in Canada found using a .bank gTLD in violation of the Bank Act must relinquish the domain.