Eligibility
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Eligibility Criteria for .BANK Domain Names

The following summaries describe the two primary eligibility criteria necessary to register domain names in .BANK. The referenced Policies provide the complete eligibility requirements and related examples.

Organization (Registrant) Eligibility Summary

The following entities are initially eligible to register domain names in .BANK:

  1. State, regional and provincial banks that are chartered and supervised by a government regulatory authority;
  2. Savings associations that are chartered 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 in 1, 2 or 3;
  5. Groups of associations whose members are primarily comprised of associations identified above in 4;
  6. Service providers that are principally owned by or predominantly supporting regulated entities identified above in 1, 2 or 3 (if approved by the fTLD Board); and
  7. Government regulators of chartered and supervised banks, savings associations 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.

Domain Name Eligibility Summary

Domain names must correspond to a trademark, trade name or service mark of the entity. A registered trademark is not required to register a domain name.

The .BANK Name Selection Policy defines eligible domain names and its Implementation Guidelines provide a non-exhaustive list of examples of domain names that correspond to a trademark, trade name or service mark of an entity eligible to register in .BANK. The Policy and its Implementation Guidelines is accessible here.