Reserved Names
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Reserved Names are domain names that have been reserved by fTLD Registry Services (fTLD) or ICANN and are not available for immediate registration. Some of these names may become available for registration through a “challenge” process. To learn how to submit a challenge with fTLD, see the Reserved Names Challenge section.

fTLD Reserved Names

The lists below implicitly include reservation of all translations and transliterations of the names. For names consisting of more than one word (e.g., “onlinebanking”), the hyphenated version (e.g., “online-banking”) is also reserved.

  • State Names of the United States
    alabama
    alaska
    arizona
    arkansas
    california
    colorado
    connecticut
    delaware
    florida
    georgia
    hawaii
    idaho
    illinois
    indiana
    iowa
    kansas
    kentucky
    louisiana
    maine
    maryland
    massachusetts
    michigan
    minnesota
    mississippi
    missouri
    montana
    nebraska
    nevada
    new-hampshire
    new-jersey
    new-mexico
    new-york
    newhampshire
    newjersey
    newmexico
    newyork
    north-carolina
    north-dakota
    northcarolina
    northdakota
    ohio
    oklahoma
    oregon
    pennsylvania
    rhode-island
    rhodeisland
    south-carolina
    south-dakota
    southcarolina
    southdakota
    tennessee
    texas
    utah
    vermont
    virginia
    washington
    west-virginia
    westvirginia
    wisconson
    wyoming
  • Common Community Names
    central
    citizens
    citizensbankandtrust
    citizensnational
    citizensstate
    coin
    commercial
    community
    communityfirst
    communitynational
    communitystate
    farmers
    farmersandmechanics
    farmersandmerchantsstate
    farmersstate
    first
    firstbankandtrust
    firstcommunity
    firstfederal
    firstfederalsavings
    firstfederalsavingsandloanassociation
    firstnational
    firstnationalbankandtrust
    firstsecurity
    firststate
    heritage
    hometown
    liberty
    national
    peoplesbankandtrust
    peoplesstate
    pinnacle
    premier
    security
    securitystate
    state
    the
    thecitizens
    thecitizensnational
    thecitizensstate
    thefarmers
    thefarmersstate
    thefirstnational
    thefirststate
    thenational
    thepeoples
    thestate
    unionstate
    united
  • Generic Names
    Names in bold on this list are those fTLD is permitted to reserve and allocate to itself or to another person or entity under its Registry Agreement with ICANN.
    401k
    403b
    529
    about
    access
    account
    accounts
    ach
    adjustable
    advance
    advantage
    advantages
    advertise
    advertisement
    advice
    advise
    adviser
    advisers
    advisor
    advisors
    advisory
    affiliate
    affinity
    affordable
    amazing
    america
    americans
    americas
    amortization
    amortize
    amortized
    amount
    amounts
    analysis
    analyst
    analyzer
    annual
    annually
    annualreport
    annuities
    annuity
    anywhere
    app
    apply
    apps
    apr
    ask
    asks
    assessment
    asset
    assets
    assist
    associate
    associated
    association
    atm
    audit
    authority
    authorization
    authorized
    balance
    balanced
    balances
    banker
    bankers
    banking
    bankrate
    bankruptcy
    banks
    beneficial
    beneficiary
    benefit
    benefits
    better
    big
    biggest
    blockchain
    blogs
    bond
    bonds
    branch
    branches
    broker
    brokerage
    brokers
    budget
    budgeting
    business
    businesses
    capitol
    career
    careers
    cash
    charter
    chartered
    check
    checking
    checkings
    checks
    clear
    co-op
    co-operative
    college
    company
    compare
    compared
    comparing
    comparison
    comparisons
    complaints
    compliance
    consolidate
    consolidated
    consolidating
    consolidation
    consolidations
    consumer
    consumers
    contact
    convenient
    coop
    cooperative
    corporate
    corporation
    country
    county
    crbnt
    credit
    creditcard
    creditcards
    credits
    crypto
    customer
    customers
    data
    deal
    debit
    debt
    debts
    deposit
    deposited
    deposits
    development
    digital
    directdeposit
    directories
    directory
    discount
    discounted
    diversified
    dividend
    dividends
    domain
    domains
    economic
    economics
    economy
    email
    emails
    emergency
    emerging
    employers
    equity
    events
    excellent
    exchanges
    exchanging
    family
    farmer
    fast
    fastest
    fdic
    fed
    federal
    federated
    fee
    fees
    fha
    fhcb
    fidelity
    finance
    finances
    financial
    financing
    finch
    find
    forecast
    foreclosure
    foreign
    fraud
    freedom
    fund
    funding
    funds
    future
    futures
    genossenschafts
    good
    government
    guide
    guidelines
    home
    homebanking
    homebuyer
    homeloans
    homeowner
    homes
    independence
    independent
    industrial
    industry
    information
    institution
    institutional
    institutions
    intermediary
    international
    internationally
    internet
    interstate
    invest
    invested
    investing
    investment
    investments
    investor
    ira
    landmark
    lend
    lender
    lenders
    lending
    listing
    listings
    loan
    loans
    locate
    marine
    market
    marketing
    member
    members
    membership
    mercantile
    merchant
    mitglieder
    mobile
    mobilebanking
    mobilny
    money
    mortgage
    mutual
    mutualfunds
    north
    northeast
    northern
    offer
    offering
    offers
    online
    onlinebanking
    onlinefinance
    pay
    payment
    payments
    peoplesbankofcanada
    peoplescardservices
    peoplespaymentprocessing
    peoplestrust
    personal
    personalized
    preferred
    premium
    prepaid
    prepaidcredit
    prepayment
    quote
    quotes
    rank
    ranked
    rankings
    rate
    rated
    rates
    rating
    ratings
    refinance
    refinancing
    refund
    region
    regional
    registrar
    registry
    regulation
    regulations
    regulators
    reinvestment
    report
    reporting
    reports
    reserve
    reserves
    residential
    retail
    retirement
    safe
    safes
    safest
    save
    saver
    saves
    savings
    search
    secure
    secured
    securities
    service
    services
    shoreunited
    soverign
    sperm
    statement
    statements
    super
    trade
    traded
    trader
    trading
    transfer
    transfers
    travel
    treasury
    trust
    trusted
    trusts
    universal
    university
    vendors
    virtual
    wealth
    wire
    withdrawal
    year

fTLD reserves the right to both amend these non-exhaustive lists and to allocate names in the future under one or more of the mechanisms in its Name Allocation Policy accessible here.

ICANN Reserved Names are available here.

Reserved Names Challenge

fTLD’s Reserved Names Challenge Policy, accessible here, provides the two-step process for an eligible entity to request or challenge allocation of a Reserved Name.

Step 1: Initiate a request or challenge by completing the Reserved Names Complaint Form and submitting it to complaint@fTLD.com. A successful request or challenge does not result in the requestor being awarded the name, but rather gives them an opportunity to compete to receive it.

Step 2: fTLD makes the formerly reserved name available for allocation by one of the mechanisms in the Name Allocation Policy (e.g., Request for Proposal (RFP)).

Please contact fTLD at fTLD@fTLD.com with any questions about Reserved Names.

Request for Proposal

Any eligible entity may submit a completed Proposal to Allocate Reserved Names once an RFP is announced. Send questions about the RFP and completed Proposals to rfp@fTLD.com.

Archived RFPs

  • Issued: March 7, 2018 and closed on April 6, 2018 for the name: peoples.
  • Issued: November 17, 2017 and closed on December 15, 2017 for the name: cornerstone.
  • Issued: July 7, 2017 and closed on August 4, 2017 for the name: earn.
  • Issued: December 1, 2016 and closed on December 29, 2016 for the name: clear.
  • Issued: October 6, 2016 and closed on November 9, 2016 for the name: capital.
  • Issued: September 16, 2016 and closed on October 21, 2016 for the names: geno and investors.
  • Issued: February 16, 2016 and closed on May 31, 2016 for the name farmersstate.
  • Issued: February 16, 2016 and closed on May 31, 2016 for single-character and two-letter names.
  • Issued: September 30, 2015 and closed on November 6, 2015 for the following names: american, associated, mercantile, northwest and savingsinstitute.