.bank Domain Registration




Price and Requirements for .bank Domains

  • 1 Year Registration850.00 USD
  • 2 Years Registration1,700.00 USD
  • 3 Years Registration2,699.00 USD
  • 4 Years Registration3,549.00 USD
  • 5 Years Registration4,548.00 USD
  • 6 Years Registration5,398.00 USD
  • 7 Years Registration6,397.00 USD
  • 8 Years Registration7,247.00 USD
  • 9 Years Registration8,249.00 USD
  • 10 Years Registration9,096.00 USD

Registration Time Frame

Instant

Requirements

No Details Are Individual .bank domain registrations allowed?

Yes Details Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .bank?

Yes Details Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .bank?

Yes Details Are some .bank domain names restricted?

Yes Details Does .bank domain have a special use?

Yes Details Other information I need to know about .bank?

Yes Details Are there any additional fees for .bank?

No Details Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .bank?

No Details WHOIS Privacy service available?

Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No Details

Application Fee

149.00 USD

Internationalized Domain Name in available languages

This domain extension does not support internationalization.

.bank Domain FAQ

.bank General FAQ
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Why should I buy a .bank domain name?

TLD Registry Services, LLC’s (fTLD) mission is to secure generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) to enable verified members of the banking and insurance communities to meet the security, technology and business needs arising from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) introduction of new gTLDs.

Members of the banking and insurance communities and their respective stakeholders should have a voice in the future cpr144449003101 developments of gTLDs to meet institutional and consumer needs and ensure that new gTLDs are both trusted and secure.

What name can I register?

NAME SELECTION POLICY

1.0 Title: Name Selection Policy

Version Control: 1.0

Date of Implementation: 2015-03-16

2.0 Summary

All domain names registered in .BANK must comply with this Name Selection Policy (the “Policy”). Depending upon the classification of domain name, Registry Operator imposes varying degrees of obligations. Registry Operator has currently identified the following four classifications of domain names in .BANK: Common Community, Generic, Reserved and Standard. Failure of an Applicant to comply with this Policy is a basis for a domain name registration request to be denied. Failure of a Registrant to comply with this Policy is a basis for a domain name registration request to be suspended/cancelled at any time.

3.0 Requirements

3.1 Standard Name:

Domain name must: (a) correspond to a trademark, trade name or service mark of the business or organization; (b) not be a Reserved Name; and (c) not be likely to deceive or cause material detriment to a significant portion of the banking, insurance and/or financial services communities, its customers or Internet users.

3.2 Common Community Name/Generic Name:

These names will initially not be available for registration and Registry Operator will provide lists of them to its Registry Service Provider and its Registrars. fTLD reserves the right to amend these lists in accordance with its Registry Agreement. Common Community Names are those words or phrases commonly used by significant number of companies/organizations within the banking community (e.g., citizens, firstnational, security). Generic Names are those words or phrases commonly used within the banking community to identify products and services and are not specific to any particular source (e.g., checking, mortgage, savings).

3.3 Reserved Name:

A Reserved Name is a domain name not available for registration. Registry Operator reserves the right at any time to amend the Reserved Name list in accordance with its right and obligations set forth in theRegistry Agreement, including, without limitation those domain names:

3.3.1 Reserved for operations and other purposes (e.g., Common Community Names, Generic Names); or

3.3.2 Restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.

4.0 Denial/Suspension/Cancelation

Registry Operator reserves the right to deny, suspend and/or cancel at any time a domain name registration or request for registration found to be in violation of this Name Selection Policy.

5.0 Amendment

Registry Operator reserves the right to modify this Policy at its sole discretion in accordance with its rights and obligations set forth in its Registry Agreement. Such revised Policy shall be posted on Registry Operator’s website at www.ftld.com/policies/ at least 15-calendar days before its effective date. In the event that a Registrant objects to the any change in this Policy, the sole remedy is cancelation of the domain name registration.

ACCEPTABLE USE / ANTI-ABUSE POLICY

1.0 Title: Acceptable Use / Anti-Abuse Policy

Version Control: 1.0

Date of Implementation: 2015-03-16

2.0 Summary

This document sets forth the Acceptable Use / Anti-Abuse Policy (the “Policy”) that Registrants must adhere to when registering and using a domain name in .BANK, as well as outlines the reservation of rights that Registry Operator retains to address non-compliance.

3.0 Registry Operator’s Reservation of Rights

Registry Operator reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration or transaction, or place any domain name on registry lock, hold or similar status, as it deems necessary, in its unlimited and sole discretion and without notice, either temporarily or permanently:

3.1 To protect the integrity, security and stability of the Domain Name system (DNS);
3.2 To comply with any applicable court orders, laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement or other governmental agency or organization, or any dispute resolution process;
3.3 To avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Registry Operator, as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees and members;
3.4 To comply with the cpr144449003101 terms of the Registration Agreement;
3.5 To respond to or protect against any form of malware (defined to include, without limitation, malicious code or software that might affect the operation of .BANK, the Internet or which cause direct or material harm to others);
3.6 To comply with specifications adopted by any industry group generally recognized as authoritative with respect to the Internet (e.g., Requests for Comments (RFCs));
3.7 To correct mistakes made by Registry Operator, Registry Service Provider, or Registrar in connection with a domain name registration; or
3.8 For the non-payment of fees.

4.0 Prescriptive Registrant Obligations

Registrants in .BANK are required to:

4.1 Comply with all applicable policies posted on Registry Operator’s website at https://www.ftld.com/WP/policies/.
4.2 Comply with their Registration Agreement;
4.3 Notify Registry Operator within one (1) business day if public regulatory action has been taken against them for failure to comply with reasonable and appropriate security measures or that has resulted in the revocation of their regulatory charter or license to operate; and
4.4 Comply with the following obligations, imposed by ICANN, in connection with its Governmental Advisory Committee Advice:

4.4.1 Maintain accurate and up-to-date Whois information to receive notification of complaints or reports of registration abuse, as well as the contact details of the relevant regulatory or, industry self-regulatory bodies in their main place of business;
4.4.2 Report any material changes to the validity of Registrant’s authorizations, charters, licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in .BANK in order to ensure they continue to conform to appropriate regulations and licensing requirements and generally conduct their activities in the interests of the consumers they serve;
4.4.3 Comply with all applicable laws, including those that relate to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct), fair lending, debt collection, disclosure of data, and financial disclosure; and
4.4.4 Implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of financial data services, as defined by applicable law.

5.0 Prohibited Activities

The following is a non-exhaustive list of activities that are prohibited:

5.1 Botnet Command and Control: Services run on a domain name that are used to control a collection of compromised computers or “zombies,” or to direct Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks;
5.2 Distribution of Malware: The intentional creation and intentional or unintentional distribution of “malicious” software designed to infiltrate a computer system without the owner’s consent, including, without limitation, computer viruses, worms, keyloggers, and Trojans;
5.3 Fast Flux Attacks⁄Hosting: A technique used to shelter Phishing, Pharming, and Malware sites and networks from detection and to frustrate methods employed to defend against such practices, whereby the IP address associated with fraudulent sites are changed rapidly so as to make the true location of the sites difficult to find;
5.4 Hacking: Unauthorized access to a computer network;
5.5 Phishing: The use of email and counterfeit web pages that are designed to trick recipients into divulging sensitive data such as personally identifying information, usernames, passwords, or financial data;
5.6 Pharming: The redirecting of unknown users to fraudulent sites or services, typically through, but not limited to, DNS hijacking or cache poisoning;
5.7 Spam: The use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages. The term applies to email spam and similar abuses such as instant messaging spam, mobile messaging spam, and spamming of websites and Internet forums;
5.8 Man in the browser, man in the middle: The use of malicious software or compromised network facilities for fraudulent or deceptive purposes;
5.9 Activities contrary to applicable law: Trademark or copyright infringement, fraudulent or deceptive practices, counterfeiting or other;
5.10 Regulatory noncompliance: Public regulatory action taken against the Registrant for failure to comply with reasonable and appropriate security measures; and
5.11 Inappropriate content: The storage, publication, display and⁄or dissemination of material as defined by applicable laws and regulations in respective jurisdictions.

6.0 Registry Operator’s Response Plan

Registry Operator will maintain a public email (abuse@registry.bank) and telephone number on its respective websites for interested third parties to submit alleged incident of abuse and/or noncompliance. Registry Operator’s plan to respond to allegations of abuse is based upon the following four pillars: Verification, Investigation, Remediation and Follow-up as identified in more detail below.

6.1 Verification

Registry Operator will use commercially reasonable efforts to review all submissions and make an initial determination regarding the source and legitimacy of each submission.

6.2 Investigation

Registry Operator will prioritize all investigations in the following order:

1. Law enforcement complaints (within 24 hours);
2. Third party security, stability or criminal complaints (within one (1) business day); and
3. Third party non-security, non-stability, or non-criminal complaints (within five (5) business days).
Registry Operator will endeavor to investigate the highest priority incidents within 24 hours and the lower priority incidents in five business days.

6.3 Remediation

As a result of any investigation involving credible complaints or violations of law in matters pertaining to security, stability or criminal activity, Registry Operator’s default option will be the suspension of the domain name within twelve hours of completing an initial investigation absent exceptional circumstances. In all other complaints not involving security, stability or criminal activity, Registry Operator will seek to resolve the matter through an escalated notification process: email, telephone, certified mail.

6.4 Follow-Up

Where, as a result of a complaint, there is found to be abusive/non-compliant activity, Registry Operator will follow-up on each complaint to update the status of the domain name after the issue has been resolved. Registry Operator will also engage with the Registrant to educate them about how to avoid future remediation actions.

7.0 Amendment

Registry Operator reserves the right to modify this Policy at its sole discretion in accordance with its rights and obligations set forth in its Registry Agreement. Such revised Policy shall be posted on Registry Operator’s website at www.ftld.com/policies/ at least 15-calendar days before its effective date.

What is the registration term allowed for .bank domain names?
The minimum term for .bank cpr144449003101 domain names is 1 year(s).
Can anyone register a .bank domain name?

NoAre Individual .bank domain registrations allowed?

YesCompany or legal entities registrations allowed for .bank?

YesAre there requirements, documents, or information needed for .bank?

.BANK DOMAIN ELIGIBILITY AND NAMING REQUIREMENTS

Only verified members of the global banking community are eligible to register .bank domains. Qualified registrants are for-profit and not-for profit business or organizations such as:

  • (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).

Domain name must: (a) correspond to a trademark, trade name or service mark of the business or organization; (b) not be a Reserved Name; and (c) not be likely to deceive or cause material detriment to a significant portion of the banking, insurance and/or financial services communities, its customers or Internet users.

Your domain submission will go through a detailed verification process to ensure that registrations are made only with organizations that meet the eligibility requirements and verification is performed at the time of initial registration and at each renewal or every two years, whichever comes first. You will complete this verification process directly with the registry. If registration is unsuccessful, only the registration fee is refundable after your domain registration request is submitted to the registry for verification. You may be required to submit certain information to Registry Operator, or its designated third-party service provider, to verify your eligibility to register a domain name in .BANK.

In accordance with our agreement with fTLD Registry Services, the Registry Operator, .BANK Registered Name Holder consents to the collection and use of Personal Data by the Registry Operator. In addition the Registry Operator reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any Registered Name registration at their sole discretion. Registered Name Holder also agree that in the event of any dispute concerning the time of the entry of a Registered Name registration into the Registry System, the timestamp shown in the Registry System records shall control. All applicable national, state or local law, regulation or court order in relation to its operations and registrations of the .BANK shall apply. In addition, the use of privacy or proxy registration services by the Registered Name Holder in registering or maintaining domain name registrations are not permitted.

Additional information on eligibility, Registrant Obligations, naming requirements and verification process can be found Registry Operator’s website at https://www.ftld.com/WP/policies/.

In addition to the .BANK Policies, which are the foundation of a protected, trusted and more secure environment for .BANK domains, other documents are included to identify a variety of security and operational requirements.

Public Interest Commitments (PICs)

These commitments are mandated by ICANN and included as Specification 11 in fTLD’s Registry Agreement. Public Interest Commitments (PICs) are reflected in 101domain Legal Agreements, the .BANK Policies or .BANK Security Requirements. Some PICs are included in .BANK Policies and in the Security Requirements.

fTLD Security Requirements

These Requirements are essential for fTLD to fulfill its mission for the .BANK domain. Some of the Requirements are drawn from the PICs and others from the Community Registration Policies included as Specification 12 to fTLD’s Registry Agreement. The Requirements address issues such registrant verification and DNSSEC and identify the responsible party (i.e., Registry Operator, Registrar or Registrant) to ensure compliance. More information is available at Enhanced Security and the Requirements may be amended from time-to-time to meet the security and other needs of the global financial services community.

Re-Verification

Re-Verification of registrants and their domains names will occur 1) upon renewal if registered for 1 year, if registered for multiple years, then every two years upon renewal, 2) if there is a change to the organization name and 3) upon request to the registrar by the Registry Operator.

Premium Names

Registry Operator may offer premium domain names that are subject to non-standard registration fees. Please ask us about pricing for these domain names.

YesAre some .bank domain names restricted?

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Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

YesDoes .bank domain have a special use?

Intended for banks and financial institutions.

YesOther information I need to know about .bank?

Registry Operator may offer premium domain names that are subject to non-standard registration fees. Please ask us about pricing for these domain names.

YesAre there any additional fees for .bank?

A change in the registrant company name will trigger a re-verification of the domain name. Such changes must be requested by submitting a support ticket. The fee for re-verification is $125.

NoDo I need a trademark/brand name to register .bank?

NoWHOIS Privacy service available?

Yes.bank Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?

Don't Have All of These Requirements for Money Domains .bank? Our trustee service provides the required local contact information. Note: Registration for 2 years may be required on some extensions.

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How long does it take to register my .bank domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .bank during general availability is Instant. .bank is not cpr144449003101 expected to launch until Instant. Once launched, a registration time frame will be available.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .bank domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.bank); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.bank).
Trustee Service for .bank

Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.

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Trustee service is not available for this extension

How do I host my .bank domain name?
bluesit.com offers hosting and email service for .bank. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
How do I transfer my .bank domain name?

To transfer your .bank domain name to bluesit.com, submit your domain name transfer or contact sales.

To transfer your .bank domain cpr144449003101 name out of bluesit.com, contact sales.

Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .bank requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private WHOIS)?
No. At present the .bank domain zone does not provide means to hide the information cpr144449003101 of the domain owner. All information (name, address, email, etc.) will be displayed in WHOIS.
Can I register my .bank domain name in different languages (Internationalized Domain Name)?

No, .bank does not cpr144449003101 support Internationalized Domain Names

Grace period for .bank domain name?
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that cpr144449003101 your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
Who is the registry that manages .bank domain names?

fTLD Registry Services, LLC manages the registration of domain names with the .bank Top Level Domain. You may visit them here: fTLD Registry Services, LLC .

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.bank Glossary of Technical Terms

.INT
A top-level domain devoted solely to international treaty organizations that have independent legal personality. Such organizations are not governed by the laws of any specific country, rather by mutual agreement between multiple countries. IANA maintains the domain registry for this domain.

A record
The representation of an IPv4 address in the DNS system.

AAAA record
The representation of an IPv6 address in the DNS system.

Administrative contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Administrative contact is intended to represent the Registrant(owner) of the domain, in any non-technical matters, regarding the management of the domain. Certain extensions require Administrative contact to confirm requests and accept notices about the domain name.

A-label
The ASCII-compatible encoded (ACE) representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is transmitted internally within the DNS protocol. A-labels always commence the with the prefix "xn--". Contrast with U-label.

ARPA
Originally a reference to the US Government agency that managed some of the Internet’s initial development, now a top-level domain used solely for machine-readable use by computers for certain protocols — such as for reverse IP address lookups, and ENUM. The domain is not designed for general registrations. IANA manages ARPA in conjunction with the Internet Architecture Board.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
The standard for transmitting English (or "Latin") letters over the Internet. DNS was originally limited to only Latin characters because it uses ASCII as its encoding format, although this has been expanded using Internationalized Domain Names(IDN) for Applications.

Authoritative Name Server
A domain name server configured to host the official record of the contents of a DNS zone. Each Money Domains .bank domain name must have a set of these so computers on the Internet can find out the contents of that domain. The set of authoritative name servers for any given domain must be configured as NS records in the parent domain.

Automatic Renewal
The service of automatic renewal allows the customers the convenience of automatic billing for the services ordered through the domain registrar. If the automatic renewal is selected, customer's credit card will be automatically charged for the service, which will avoid the interruption in service.

Billing Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Billing contact is responsible for the payment of the domain, and is usually assigned to the registrar managing the domain.

Caching Resolver
The combination of a recursive name server and a caching name server.

Cloaking Forwarding
Domains can be forwarded to another URL by using a forwarding service. Cloaking forwarding differs from Apache 301 forwarding by showing the content of the URL being forwarded to, however the URL bar displays the original domain name.

CNAME Record
A CNAME record is an abbreviation for Canonical Name record and is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to specify that a domain name is an alias for another domain, the "canonical" domain. CNAME has a very specific syntax rule. CNAME can only be set up for the unique subdomain, meaning that it cannot be set up for any subdomain, which has already been set up for the domain. Thus CNAME is most commonly set up for WWW subdomain.

Country-code top-level domain (ccTLD)
A Class of Top Level Domains, generally assigned or reserved by a country, sovereign state, or territory. IANA is the organization, responsible for the ccTLD assignments. Since 2010 there 2 types of ccTLDs: 2 letter ASCII characters TLDs and IDN TLDs, which consist of the native language characters. Each country/territory is able to implement certain restrictions and requirements on the ccTLD assigned to them.

Cross-Registry Information Service Protocol (CRISP)
The name of the working group at the IETF that developed the Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS), a next-generation WHOIS protocol replacement.

Delegation
Any transfer of responsibility to another entity. In the domain name system, one name server can provide pointers to more useful name servers for a given request by returning NS records. On an administrative level, sub-domains are delegated to other entities. IANA also delegates IP address blocks to regional Internet registries.

Deletion
Deletion of the domain results in the domain record being removed from the registry's database. Domain deletion procedure and availability differs depending on each of the TLD's policy. Certain extensions require additional payment to delete a domain name.

DNS zone
A section of the Domain Name System name space. By default, the Root Zone contains all domain names, however in practice sections of this are delegated into smaller zones in a hierarchical fashion. For example, the .com zone would refer to the portion of the DNS delegated that ends in .com.

DNSSEC
A technology that can be added to the Domain Name System to verify the authenticity of its data. The works by adding verifiable chains of trust that can be validated to the domain name system.

Domain lock
In order to prevent unwanted changed to the domain names, customers have an ability to change the locks on their domain names. The domain lock availability depends on individual TLD, and includes clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited, clientDeleteProhibited, clientRenewProhibited.

Domain Name
A unique identifier with a set of properties attached to it so that computers can perform conversions. A typical domain name is "icann.org". Most commonly the property attached is an IP address, like "208.77.188.103", so that computers can convert the domain name into an IP address. However the DNS is used for many other purposes. The domain name may also be a delegation, which transfers responsibility of all sub-domains within that domain to another entity. domain name label a constituent part of a domain name. The labels of domain names are connected by dots. For example, "www.iana.org" contains three labels — "www", "iana" and "org". For internationalized domain names, the labels may be referred to as A-labels and U-labels.

Domain Name Registrar
An entity offering domain name registration services, as an agent between registrants and registries. Usually multiple registrars exist who compete with each other, and are accredited. For most generic top-level domains, domain name registrars are accredited by ICANN.

Domain Name Registry
A registry tasked with managing the contents of a DNS zone, by giving registrations of sub-domains to registrants.

Domain Name Server
A general term for a computer hardware or software server, which answers requests to convert domain names into something else. These can be subdivided into authoritative name servers, which store the database for a particular DNS zone; as well as recursive name servers and caching name servers.

Domain Name System (DNS)
The global hierarchical system of domain names. A global distributed database contains the information to perform the domain name conversations, and the most central part of that database, known as the root zone is coordinated by IANA.

Dot or “."
Common way of referring to a specific top-level domain. Dot generally precedes the Top Level domain, such as dot com is written down as “.bank”.

Expiration date
The expiration date determines when the domain registration period ends. In order to avoid downtime for the domain, renewal of the domain at least two weeks before expiration date is strongly encouraged. After the expiration date passes, some registries maintain the record of the domain name under the same owner, however the DNS services are put on hold.

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
A protocol used for electronic communication between a registrar and a registry for provisioning domain names.

Extension
Refers to the last portion of the domain name, located after the dot. Domain extension helps determine the registry, to which domain pertains, and allows to accurately classify the domain name.

First Come, First Served (FCFS)
Multiple applications for the same domain name are not accepted. The domain will be awarded to the first registrar who submits a registration request.

FTP
File Transfer Protocol does exactly what it says. The standard network protocol allows the transfer of files from one host to another. There are many FTP clients(programs) available, which allow you to connect to your host and transfer your completed content to your hosting provider's space.

Fully-Qualified Domain Mame (FQDN)
A complete domain name including all its components, i.e. "www.icann.org" as opposed to "www".

GAC Principles
A document, formally known as the Principles for the Delegation and Administration of ccTLDs. This document was developed by the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee and documents a set of principles agreed by governments on how ccTLDs should be delegated and run.

General Availability Phase
Domains are awarded on first come first serve basis, granted that the domains are available after the previous phases have concluded.

Generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
A class of top-level domains that are used for general purposes, where ICANN has a strong role in coordination (as opposed to country-code top-level domains, which are managed locally).

Glue Record
An explicit notation of the IP address of a name server, placed in a zone outside of the zone that would ordinarily contain that information. All name servers are in-bailiwick of the Root Zone, therefore glue records is required for all name servers listed there. Also referred to as just "glue".

Hints File
A file stored in DNS software (i.e. recursive name servers) that tells it where the DNS root servers are located.

Hostname
The name of a computer. Typically the left-most part of a fully-qualified domain name.

Http
HyperText Transfer Protocol serves as the cornerstone protocol for World Wide Web, which allows the transfer of data between clients and servers.

IANA
See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

IANA Considerations
A component of RFCs that refer to any work required by IANA to maintain registries for a specific protocol.

IANA Contract
The contract between ICANN and the US Government that governs how various IANA functions are performed.

IANA Staff
See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

ICANN
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) is responsible responsible for the coordination of maintenance and methodology of several databases of unique identifiers related to the namespaces of the Internet, and ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.

Internal transfer
Internal transfer refers to a transfer of a domain name within the same registrar. This procedure may be simpler, than starting a domain transfer, which involves 2 different registrars. The internal transfer is possible, after two parties involved in the internal transfer come to an agreement about the terms of the transfer.

Internationalized domain name (IDN)
Internet domain name, which allows the use of a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Arabic, Cyrillic, and Chinese. Adoption of IDN domain names is a significant step towards including non-English speakers into the world of Internet. Internationalized domain name is stored in Domain Name System as ASCII strings, which are transcribed by the use of Punycode.

Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
The oversight body of the IETF, responsible for overall strategic direction of Internet standardization efforts. The IAB works with ICANN on how the IANA protocol parameter registries should be managed. The IAB is an activity of the Internet Society, a non-profit organization.

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
A department of ICANN tasked with providing various Internet coordination functions, primarily those described in a contract between ICANN and the US Government. The functions relate to ensuring globally-unique protocol parameter assignment, including management of the root of the Domain Name System and IP Address Space. ICANN staff within this department is often referred to as "IANA Staff".

Internet Coordination Policy (ICP)
A series of documents created by ICANN between 1999 and 2000 describing management procedures.

Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)
The committee of area experts of the IETF’s areas of work, that acts as its board of management.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
The key Internet standardization forum. The standards developed within the IETF are published as RFCs.

Internet Protocol (IP)
The fundamental protocol that is used to transmit information over the Internet. Data transmitted over the Internet is transmitted using the Internet Protocol, usually in conjunction with a more specialized protocol. Computers are uniquely identified on the Internet using an IP Address.

IP address
A unique identifier for a device on the Internet. The identifier is used to accurately route Internet traffic to that device. IP addresses must be unique on the global Internet.

IPv4
Internet Protocol version 4. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 32-bit IP addresses.

IPv6
Internet Protocol version 6. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 128-bit IP addresses.

Landrush Phase
This phase allows you a greater chance to obtain a domain name prior to General Availability, typically for an increased fee. The fee generally varies depending on how early you want to register. Priority is either first-come, first-served or will go to an auction cpr144449003101 if there are multiple applicants, depending on registry rules. A common fee structure that will be in use is the Early Access Program (EAP). Further details on a specific extensions landrush phase can be found under the landrush section for that a particular domain.

Mail exchange (mx) record
MX record determines which server the mail client will be retrieving the mail from. The MX records for individual domains can be set up in the DNS records section of the client's control panel.

New Generic Top Level Domain (New gTLD)
Starting on July 15th, 2013 ICANN has started process of delegating new Generic Top Level Domains, opening up new opportunities for the internet community. New extensions include popular categories like professional domains, IDNs, general interest domains, and brand domain names.

NS record
a type of record in a DNS zone that signifies part of that zone is delegated to a different set of authoritative name servers.

Parent domain
The domain above a domain in the DNS hierarchy. For all top-level domains, the Root Zone is the parent domain. The Root Zone has no parent domain as it is as the top of the hierarchy. Opposite of sub-domain.

Parking
Many of the registrars offer a free service of domain parking. This allows the customer to quickly register a domain name, and choose the hosting solution at a later date. Very often the registrar's parking DNS servers allow DNS record modification.

Pre-Registration
Paid pre-registration allows you to purchase the domain in the General Availability phase, and the domain will be submitted as soon as the General Availability phase opens.

Primary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Primary name server is responsible for storing information about the domain routing and making it available for requests.

PTR record
The representation of a IP address to domain name mapping in the DNS system.

Recursive Name Server
A domain name server configured to perform DNS lookups on behalf of other computers.

Redelegation
The transfer of a delegation from one entity to another. Most commonly used to refer to the redelegation process used for top-level domains.

Redelegation process
A special type of root zone change where there is a significant change involving the transfer of operations of a top-level domain to a new entity.

Redemption Grace Period
Redemption Grace Period(RGP) is a period after the expiration date, in which the domain still belongs to the same client, however the functionality is put on hold. The domain can usually be restored after paying for RGP fee. gTLDs often have a Renewal Period of 30 days before the Redemption Grace Period starts.

Regional Internet Registry (RIR)
A registry responsible for allocation of IP address resources within a particular region.

Registrant
See Registrant Contact

Registrant Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Registrant contact is the owner of the domain, and is the entity that holds right to use the particular domain name.

Registrar for .bank
An entity that can act on requests from a registrant in making changes in a registry. Usually the registrar is the same entity that operates a registry, although for domain names this role is often split to allow for competition between multiple registrars who offer different levels of support.

Registry Money Domains .bank
The authoritative record of registrations for a particular set of data. Most often used to refer to domain name registry, but all protocol parameters that IANA maintains are also registries.

Registry Operator for .bank Money Domains
The entity that runs a registry.

Reverse IP
A method of translating an IP address into a domain name, so-called as it is the opposite of a typical lookup that converts a domain name to an IP address.

RFCs
A series of Internet engineering documents describing Internet standards, as well as discussion papers, informational memorandums and best practices. Internet standards that are published in an RFC originate from the IETF. The RFC series is published by the RFC Editor.

Root
The highest level of the domain system.

Root Servers
The authoritative name servers for the Root Zone.

Root Zone
The top of the domain name system hierarchy. The root zone contains all of the delegations for top-level domains, as well as the list of root servers, and is managed by IANA.

Root Zone Management (RZM)
The management of the DNS Root Zone by IANA.

RZM Automation
A project to automate many aspects of the Root Zone Management function within IANA. Based on a software tool originally called "eIANA".

Secondary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Secondary server is responsible for copying information from the primary server. The original purpose of secondary server is to take over the requests, if the primary server is down. Some of the registries no longer put an emphasis on which server is primary or secondary, but many international registries still use the old standard.

Sponsoring organization
The entity acting as the trustee of a top-level domain on behalf of its designated community.

SSL
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographivc protocol, which is designed to provide communication security over internet. The data entered on the websites, using SSL, is encrypted, thus making it less susceptible to data theft.

Subdomain
In the domain hierarchy, or structure, subdomain is a domain, which is a part of a larger domain. For example, "www.icann.org" is a sub-domain of "icann.org", and "icann.org" is a sub-domain of "org". Subdomains can generally be setup through a DNS server management utility as A records or CNAME records.

Sunrise Phase
A phase in which holders of eligible trademarks have the opportunity to apply and register domain names that correspond to their trademarks. To participate in Sunrise for new gTLDs, trademark holders must validate their trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) first and must provide a valid Signed Mark Data (SMD) file for submission.

Technical Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Technical contact is intended to assist the Registrant(owner) contact in any queries that pertain to the technical aspects of managing the domain name.

Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)
The central database of verified trademarks that was created by ICANN to provide brand protection to trademark holders during ICANN’s new gTLD program. Its' a centralized database of verified trademarks, that is connected to each and every new Top Level Domain (TLD) that will launch.

Top-level domain (TLD)
The highest level of subdivisions with the domain name system. These domains, such as ".bank" and ".uk" are delegated from the DNS Root zone. They are generally divided into two distinct categories, generic top-level domains and country-code top-level domains.

Transfer
Most commonly, the term transfer refers to a inter-registrar transfer of registrations. The procedure of the tranfer will largely depend on the TLD, and is most commonly completed by requesting an authorization code from the current registrar and initiating the transfer at another registrar.

Trust anchor
A known good cryptographic certificate that can be used to validate a chain of trust. Trust anchor repository (TAR) Any repository of public keys that can be used as trust anchors for validating chains of trust. See Interim Trust Anchor Repository (ITAR) for one such repository for top-level domain operators using DNSSEC.

Trustee
An entity entrusted with the operations of an Internet resource for the benefit of the wider community. In IANA circles, usually in reference to the sponsoring organization of a top-level domain.

U-label
The Unicode representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is shown to the end-user. Contrast with A-label.

Unicode
A standard describing a repertoire of characters used to represent most of the worlds languages in written form. Unicode is the basis for internationalized domain names.

Uniform resource locator (URL)
Uniform Resource Locator(URL), commonly known as web address, is an address to a resource on the internet. The URL consists of two components: Protocol Identifier(i.e. http, https) and the Resource name(i.e. icann.org)

Unsponsored top-level domain
A sub-classification of generic top-level domain, where there is no formal community of interest. Unsponsored top-level domains(.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.) are administered according to the policies and processes established by ICANN.

URL Forwarding
URL Forwarding or URL redirection refers to the most common type of forwarding offered by domain registrars. Forwarding occurs when all pages from one domain are redirected to another domain.

UTF-8
A standard used for transmitting Unicode characters.

Variant
In the context of internationalized domain names, an alternative domain name that can be registered, or mean the same thing, because some of its characters can be registered in multiple different ways due to the way the language works. Depending on registry policy, variants may be registered together in one block called a variant bundle. For example, "internationalise" and "internationalize" may be considered variants in English.

Variant bundle
A collection of multiple domain names that are grouped together because some of the characters are considered variants of the others.

Variant table
A type of IDN table that describes the variants for a particular language or script. For example, a variant table may map Simplified Chinese characters to Traditional Chinese characters for the purpose of constructing a variant bundle.

Web host (Hosting Provider)
Web host is a type of an Internet service, which allows users to host content and/or email services by providing hosting space. Most often the hosting providers include control panels and tools for building a website and maintaining mail records.

WHOIS
A simple plain text-based protocol for looking up registration data within a registry. Typically used for domain name registries and IP address registries to find out who has registered a particular resource. (Usage note: not "Whois" or "whois")

WHOIS database
Used to refer to parts of a registry’s database that are made public using the WHOIS protocol, or via similar mechanisms using other protocols (such as web pages, or IRIS). Most commonly used to refer to a domain name registry’s public database.

WHOIS gateway
An interface, usually a web-based form, that will perform a look-up to a WHOIS server. This allows one to find WHOIS information without needing a specialized computer program that speaks the WHOIS protocol.

WHOIS server
A system running on port number 43 that accepts queries using the WHOIS protocol.

Wire format
The format of data when it is transmitted over the Internet (i.e. "over the wire"). For example, an A-label is the wire format of an internationalized domain name; and UTF-8 is a possible wire format of Unicode.

XML
A machine-readable file format for storing structured data. Used to represent web pages (in a subset called HTML) etc. Used by IANA for storing protocol parameter registries.

Zone (DNS Records)
The zone file, also know as the DNS records is a vital component of DNS system, which contains various DNS records, which point to the location of content and email servers for each individual domain. Editing zone is made possible in the client's control panel.

Signed Mark Data (SMD)
A Signed Mark Data (SMD) is file that will allow you to register domain names during the sunrise period of new gTLD’s and request other services. It validates that you trademark has been verified within the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

Trademark Claims
The trademark claims period extends for 90 days after the close of the Sunrise period. During the Claims period, anyone attempting to register a domain name matching a trademark that is recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse will receive a notification displaying the relevant mark information. If the notified party goes and ahead and registers the domain name the Trademark Clearinghouse will send a notice to those trademark holders with matching records in the Clearinghouse, informing them that someone has registered the domain name.

Renew Your .bank

Renewing your .bank domain is easy if you are already registered with Bluesit.com. You can renew your Money Domains domain name at the current rates, and you can extend the life of your domain.

  • 1 Year Renewal 999.00 USD
  • 2 Years Renewal 1,849.00 USD
  • 3 Years Renewal 2,848.00 USD
  • 4 Years Renewal 3,698.00 USD
  • 5 Years Renewal 4,697.00 USD
  • 6 Years Renewal 5,547.00 USD
  • 7 Years Renewal 6,546.00 USD
  • 8 Years Renewal 7,396.00 USD
  • 9 Years Renewal 8,398.00 USD
  • 10 Years Renewal 9,245.00 USD


Log in to renew your domain

Is there a grace period for renewal of my .bank domain name?

Grace period is 30 days. You can renew your .bank domain for 30 days after expiration.  .bank does not have a grace period, it must be renewed by it's expiration.

Protect Your Money Domains .bank Domain With Auto Renewing Domain Names?

Auto Renew helps protect you from losing your Money Domains .bank domain name registration. If your .bank domain name registration is set to Auto Renew, your account will be automatically charged approximately sixty (60) to ninety (90) days prior to the end of your term period. If Auto Renew is not set up in your account, you will need to renew your Money Domains .bank domain name registration through Account Manager.

How to renew a Money Domains .bank domain name?

Login in your Account. Select your Money Domains .bank Domain name and push the button "Renew". You can also select "Auto Renew". The current Domain Renew will be displayed. Please select "Change Auto Renew Settings" and set this on Auto Renew.

Make sure your credit card information is current. Please note Only Account Holders/Primary Contacts and Account Administrative Contacts on the account can purchase or renew services for your .bank domain name. Account Technical Contacts on the account cannot purchase or renew services.

Is there a redemption period for Money Domains .bank domain names?

Redemption period lasts days after grace period. You can renew your .bank domain for additional fee. (Please contact customer service for restore fee).

Transfer Your .bank

Is your .bank Domain Name Not Registered with Bluesit.com?

No Problem! You can transfer your .bank domain name to Bluesit.com before renewing. The process is fast and easy, and you can enjoy the benefit of using our domain management system to manage not only your .bank domain name, but all of your domains in one place. Use our convenient domain transfer tool to transfer your .bank domain and other domains today.

  • 1 Year Renewal 850.00 USD
  • 2 Years Renewal 1,700.00 USD
  • 3 Years Renewal 2,699.00 USD
  • 4 Years Renewal 3,549.00 USD
  • 5 Years Renewal 4,548.00 USD
  • 6 Years Renewal 5,398.00 USD
  • 7 Years Renewal 6,397.00 USD
  • 8 Years Renewal 7,247.00 USD
  • 9 Years Renewal 8,249.00 USD
  • 10 Years Renewal 9,096.00 USD

Please enter in all the domains you wish to transfer in



How does the transfer process work?

Your current registrar will provide you with an authorization code (sometimes called a "Transfer Key" or an "EPP Key").

Using this key we can transfer your domain to us. Once the transfer process has begun the Administrative or Registrant contact of your domain will receive an email from us requesting authorization for the transfer. Once authorization has been given it will take up to 5 days before the domain transfer has been completed. Please be sure that you can receive emails for the Administrative and Registrant contacts for this domain!

NOTE: Some registries do not participate in the authorization code process or transfers may be manual. If your domain does not have an auth code for transfer, please contact us and we will assist you in the transfer process. Bluesit.com can assist with all transfers no matter what extension you have.

What is an Authorization Code?

An authorization code is a number that is used to transfer domain names between registrars. It is used to ensure that you are the current domain holder.

How do I find my Authorization Code?

You will need to get this code from your current registrar. Go to the website of the company that currently holds your domain and request the authorization code from them.

Policy on Transfer of Registrations between Registrars

This Policy was modified by ICANN’s Board of Directors on 7 November 2008 with an Effective Date of 15 March 2009. See modified version of Policy.

A .bank domain must also have been registered for more than 60 days before you are allowed to transfer registrars. If, however, your domain happens to be involved in a legal dispute or if you are facing bankruptcy then the transfer of a domain name will not take effect.

  1. Ensure a valid email address for the administrative contact (admin) of your .bank domain name in the Whois database. Both registrars use this email address to send you important information about the transfer. If it is invalid, contact your current registrar to update it.
  2. Unlock your .bank domain name at your current registrar.
  3. Get an authorization code (also known as an EPP code or transfer key) from your current .registrar, if required. Some domain name extensions, primarily country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs), do not require an authorization code.
  4. Authorize the transfer for .bank Domain Name

Your .bank domain transfer of your domain name generally takes at least ten working days to complete - this can be shorter or longer depending on the registrar you choose. The cost of transfer will also vary depending on the registrar. Some registrars may be more willing than others to work out a package deal for you. For example, they might offer to provide you with free domain transfer service if you agree to register your domain with them for a period of more than a year. Again, the deal you score will depend on the registrar and on the amount of time you put into finding a package that is most suited to your needs.