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Overview
IDN capable: No
Handle Updates: Yes
Registration Period: 1-10 years
Autorenew Grace Period: 35 days
Deletion Timeframe: 35 days after expiration date
Registration System: Realtime
WHOIS-Server:
WHOIS-Update:
WHOIS-Privacy: No
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy
DNSSEC: Yes


Contents

Zone Info

Zone Use

.BANK is the top level domain for banks and can only be registered by credit institutions.

Characters

  • Minimum: 3
  • Maximum: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD

Domain Registration

[COMMAND]
(required)                                          
command                                   = AddDomain
domain                                    = yourdomain.bank
ownercontact0                             = [owner handle]
admincontact0                             = [admin contact]
techcontact0                              = [tech contact]
billingcontact0                           = [billing contact]
nameserver0                               = [nameserver1]
nameserver1                               = [nameserver2]
                                          
X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-NAME                = [FULL CONTACT NAME] - REQUIRED
X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-ADDRESSLINE0        = [ADDRESSLINE] - REQUIRED
X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-CITY                = [CITY] - REQUIRED
X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-REGION              = [REGION] - REQUIRED
X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-ZIP                 = [ZIP] - REQUIRED
X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-COUNTRY             = [Country] - REQUIRED
X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-PHONE               = [Phone Number] - REQUIRED
X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-MAIL                = [E-Mail] - REQUIRE
X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-SPECIALINSTRUCTIONS = [Special Instructions] - REQUIRED
                                          
EOF


All extensions are mandatory!

X-CONTACTVERIFICATION - Data must be additional contact data of two full time employees from the organisation. The contacts will be validated by Symantec and should be informed.
These must be two natural persons, including all information like E-Mail and phone number of these persons! The information will not be published in Whois.

X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-NAME - First and Last name must be separated by "," and must be in order First name, Last name

X-CONTACTVERIFICATION-SPECIALINSTRUCTIONS - Required. The employment verification step can be accelerated if the Registrant Contact provides the name, email address, and telephone number of a Human Resources representative. Symantec will still verify that the name and contact information provided belong to a Human Resources representative, but having a specific person to contact helps accelerate the process. The Registrar Agent should provide the Human Resources contact information to Symantec via “Special Instructions” field. Although Symantec will use the telephone number verified for the initial calls, the additional information supplied in the Special Instructions field, can be helpful if the Human Resources department is not immediately responsive.

The authority verification step can be accelerated if the Registrant Contact provides the name, email address, and telephone number of his/her manager. Symantec will still verify the Registrant Contact’s manager and contact information with the appropriate department, but having a specific person’s name helps accelerate the process. The Registrar should provide the manager’s contact information to Symantec via “Special Instructions” field.

Further details are also available in the .BANK FAQ.

Attention.png Incomplete or incorrect data may cause a failed validation, this might result in extra costs for revalidation!



1 and 2 Letter .BANK Domain Names

fTLD Registry Services, the .BANK registry offers the possibility to register 1 and 2 letter .BANK domain names. The registration process requires to go through and fill out an RFP offered by the registry.

Here are some RFP highlights:
- Proposals for Domain(s) of Interest must be received by 21:00:00 UTC on May 31, 2016. fTLD anticipates selecting winners by June 3, 2016, unless an auction is required.
- Proposals for all single-character and certain two-letter Domain(s) of Interest are subject to a non-refundable administrative processing fee of USD 500,00 per domain sought, payable directly at the registry. Fee remittance instructions are provided with the RFP details.
- The fee at RRPproxy for registration/renewal/transfer of this premium domain names is USD 3.025,00 without VAT.
- Contention among qualified applicants for the same Domain(s) of Interest will be resolved by an auction.
- All winners, be they from an RFP or auction process, will be required to sign the RFP Agreement noted in the posting.
- After a winner has been selected and identified their registrar, fTLD will coordinate a time where it will remove the name from reserve so it can be registered by the registrar for the winning registrant. It's a bit manual, but manageable given the size of .BANK. Additionally, Verisign does not have a token functionality in its registry services platform.

Full information about the RFP can be found at the registry website:
https://www.ftld.com/rfp-process-single-character-and-two-letter-names/

At RRPproxy the registration of a 1 and 2 letter .BANK domain name is a manual process carried out by our RRPproxy Support Team and requires the statement of:
- Full set of contact handles (Owner, Admin, Tech, Billing)
- Full set of X-BANK-CONTACT details (see also: https://wiki.rrpproxy.net/BANK#Domain_Registration)

Nameservers can be stated optionally during registration but .BANK domains must use .BANK nameservers (e.g. ns1.bankname.bank).

Questions about the RFP should be submitted to rfp@ftld.com.

Any question related to the registration of a 1 and 2 letter .BANK domain name can be sent to our RRPproxy Support Team: support@rrpproxy.net

General Re-verification Renewal Process Draft

General Re-verification Renewal Process Draft to Registrants (Template for Registrars to modify) As part of the fTLD Security Requirements that support the value of trust-based .BANK domains, a re-verification of these domains must be completed at least every two years or at the time of a renewal, whichever comes first (see Requirement #20). Re-verification of Registrants and their domain names will be triggered under the following circumstances:

  1. Domain Renewals: If it has been more than 20 months since a full verification, another full verification will be performed. If it has been 20 months or less since a full verification and no information has changed, the renewal will be processed immediately.
  2. Organization Name Change: A full verification is performed.
  3. Domain Transfer: If it has been 20 month or less since a full verification and no information has changed, the associated renewal will be processed immediately. If it has been more than 20 months since a full verification, another full verification will be performed.
  4. Bi-annual for domains registered for longer than two years: A full verification of the information will be performed even if the information is exactly the same.

If you anticipate any of the above events for your .BANK domains this year, please ensure the information in your account is current so that any re-verification that is needed can proceed as smoothly as possible. This information includes both your Registrant Contact and Organization details, as well as the telephone number and address.
Please note that information about the Government Regulatory Authority and ID, and HR and Manager contact information is now required by fTLD as this assists Symantec in completing the verification process in a timely manner. Please contact us if you have any updates for this information or if you did not initially provide that information so that it can be included on the re-verification order.
You should also alert your HR department and others to anticipate and quickly respond to Symantec’s request for confirmation of employment and authority so any needed re-verification can be completed as quickly and smoothly as possible. If Symantec is unable to reach someone to complete the verification, they will leave a security code on their voicemail. It’s important to understand this detail and that the person can provide the security code when they return Symantec’s call to complete the verification.

We look forward to supporting you during this process so please don’t hesitate to contact us as needed.


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Domain Modification

Trade

Registrant changes for .BANK domains can be done online via api or webinterface.

[COMMAND]
(required)              
command       = ModifyDomain
domain        = yourdomain.bank
ownercontact0 = [new owner handle]
token         = 
              
EOF


Deletion Process

.BANK Domains can be deleted online through the Delete Command.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = DeleteDomain
domain  = yourdomain.bank
token   = 
        
EOF

Restrictions

  • Registrant organization must be in banking sector
  • Domainname must be in touch with organization
    • Qualified Registrants Registrant Eligibility Policy
      • The following for-profit and not-for-profit businesses or organizations are initially eligible to register domain names in .BANK:
        3.1 State, regional and provincial banks that are chartered and supervised by a government regulatory authority;
        3.2 Savings associations that are charted and supervised by a government regulatory authority;
        3.3 National banks that are chartered and supervised by a government regulatory authority;
        3.4 Associations whose members are primarily comprised of entities identified above in 3.1, 3.2 or 3.3;
        3.5 Groups of associations whose members are primarily comprised of associations identified above in 3.4;
        3.6 Service providers that are principally owned by or predominantly supporting regulated entities identified above in 3.1, 3.2 or 3.3. (if approved by the Registry Operator Board); and
        3.7 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).
      • Bank holding companies are not eligible as they do not fit the definition of a bank nor do they provide banking services. If the bank holding company believes they need to be listed in the registration, they can for example be listed as the admin contact. Please do not submit any requests in this format as they will be rejected.
  • DomainPinLock is required as multi factor authentication and will be set on AddDomain.
    It is NOT possible to deactivate DomainPinlock. Instead of SMS, E-Mail authentication will be used, the token will be sent to the registrant's email address. Changes to the domain can only be performed, when a valid token is provided!
  • .BANK domains must use .BANK nameservers (e.g. ns1.bankname.bank)
  • DNSSEC required
  • Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) required
  • encryption required for web access, mail exchange and file transfer
  • full list of .bank security requirements
  • possibility to add domains without nameservers
Attention.png Please carefully review the .BANK Registrant Eligibility Policy and Security Requirements before submitting requests to avoid inconveniences for all involved in the registration process and most importantly your customer. If the eligible banking entity provides these types of services itself along with its banking services then the registration is permissible. If however these services are provided by separate legal entities that are not eligible for domains in .BANK (e.g. mortgage broker, equipment leasing company, investment firm), then the registration is not permissible.


  • .BANK reserved names can be checked here
    • As noted in the Name Selection and Name Allocation Policies (see https://www.register.bank/policies), fTLD reserves the right to both amend the Reserved Names List and to allocate these names in the future under one or more of the identified allocation mechanisms.

      Names that appear on the Reserved Names List (i.e., Common Community Names and Generic Names) are not available for registration. Pursuant to the Reserved Names Challenge Policy you may submit a formal complaint to fTLD to request the removal of a name from reservation; such requests or challenges should be submitted using the fTLD-Reserved-Names-Challenge-Policy-BANK form and sent to complaint@ftld.com.

      In the Reserved Names Challenge Policy (see https://www.register.bank/policies), please review section 4.0, Evidence in Relation to an Allocation Request or Proposal Challenge, to learn about the documentary evidence that is required of a third-party (“Requestor”) seeking to challenge the reservation of a certain name. To verify a Requestor’s rights or legitimate interests to a reserved name, fTLD requires documentation to show the domain name(s) corresponds to their trademark, trade name or service mark as described in the Name Selection Policy. The documentation to verify a Requestor’s rights to a mark is described in the fTLD-Reserved-Names-Challenge-Policy-BANK form.

Transfers

  • .BANK Transfers can either be done through the RRPproxy WebInterface or API.
[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = TransferDomain
domain  = domain.bank
action  = request
auth    = .....
        
EOF
  • After the transfer has been requested, our backend system sends a confirmation email to the Owner/Admin-C according to the WHOIS of the respective domain. In order to initiate the transfer successfully it is important, that this email is confirmed.
  • After confirmation the transfer is initiated through the official registry and the losing registrar will receive the transfer request.
  • The losing registrar will also send an email to the Owner/Admin-C. allowing him/her to deny the transfer. If you do not respond to the email of the losing registrar, then the transfer will get processed successfully after 5 days.
Attention.png If the Email-Address in the WHOIS is invalid, then the transfer cannot be processed.If this is the case, then kindly contact your current registrar and ask him to update the WHOIS information accordingly.


Transfer notes

  • A .BANK Domain Transfer must be initiated with a so-called Authorisation Code, which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner or Admin-C of the domain.
  • Ensure that your respective domain does not have a lock-status (REGISTRAR-LOCK or HOLD). This can be seen in the WHOIS.
    If the domain is locked, then the owner can demand that the domain will be unlocked.
  • Please note that we are only allowed to initiate a gTLD transfer after confirmation of the "ICANN Form of Authorization" by the current registrant. The policies can be viewed under http://www.icann.org/transfers/
  • After a successful transfer of the domain, it will be transfer locked from the registry for a period of 60 days.

Transfer Time

A transfer takes 5.0 days to complete.



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