New .Bank and .Creditunion Domain Names Coming Soon
New .creditunion and .bank domain names are coming in 2015. These are not available yet but action is required in 2015 to reserve access to targeted domains. In general, action must be taken by the banks / credit unions themselves (not their marketers) due to eligibility requirements.
Other recently available TLDs include .loans, .credit, .mortgage, .finance, .financial
No one really knows if these domain names will become widely used, but due to the stricter control around these domains we may see financial institutions shift to using these for security reasons as it will make it more difficult for scammers to conduct phishing attacks.
If you decide to purchase on of these domain names, these steps will help get you on the early list for when these domains become available.
- Determine your top 3 or 4 targets for acquisition.
- Complete the CUNA “interest survey” athttps://www.research.net/s/N3VRJQQ including the target domain names —Email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the specific web address request would be.
.bank domain names
- If you own a registered trademark, you must register the trademark with ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse (http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/ ) prior to May 1, 2015.
- The ‘protected’ registration window for trademark holders will be May 1, 2015 – May 31, 2015. After this date registration will be made available to non trademark holders.