.BANK is like ‘.gov’ and ‘.edu’, but for the banking sector. By looking for .BANK at the end of email addresses and website URLs you can confirm the email or website is authentically from a bank; the name to the left of the ‘dot’ tells you which bank.
Making a habit of looking for the .BANK will help protect you from phishing and spoofing attacks that collect personal information or login credentials used for identity theft and financial fraud.
What is .BANK?
.BANK is a gated domain, like .gov or .edu, but for verified banks. Replacing .com, which can be purchased by anyone, .BANK quickly verifies that the website or email is authentically from our bank, so you can interact with confidence when you see the ‘.BANK’ at the end of an RG BANK email address and our website URL.
How is .BANK more secure?
All banks are verified and authenticated by fTLD , the .BANK administrator, prior to registering their .BANK domain, and re-verified annually thereafter. This ensures everyone using a .BANK domain is an eligible organization. Hackers and bad actors can’t get a .BANK domain to create lookalike domains for phishing and spoofing, as they can in ‘.com’ and other publicly available domains.
With the ‘.BANK’ visual authentication cue in place you can quickly confirm emails and websites of ours are real, and avoid interactions that could lead to identity theft and financial fraud.
Does the customer need to do anything differently now that you’re in .BANK?
Our email addresses and website URL now end in .BANK. From now on, before interacting with emails from us, and before you enter your username and password on our website, simply look for the ‘.BANK’ to authenticate the email or website is ours.
Our .com email addresses are forwarding to our new .BANK email addresses, and our .com website redirects to our new .BANK site, but you should update your address book and bookmark for our site.