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May 15, 2016

One Year Later, 45% of U.S. Banks Own a New .BANK Domain Name

It’s been one year since the .BANK internet web extension launched in May 2015, and the global number of registrations now stands at over 5,900. In this initial year, 45% of banks in the U.S. have registered domain names – according to fTLD’s latest infographic. * fTLD has tracked 2,575 U.S. banks registering a total of 5,212 .BANK domain names in this period.

That’s a strong stamp of approval from the financial services industry, as they weigh the benefits of moving their online presence to a new domain name. Hundreds of banks have already made the change and many more are in the planning stages for this commitment to providing a more secure environment for their business and their customers.

However, banks aren’t the only ones registering .BANK domain names; in fact 32 have been registered by trade associations and 24 have been registered by service providers.

Here are some more numbers:

The average bank has registered 2.1 domain names.

Top ten U.S. states for domain registrations:

  • Texas= 421
  • Massachusetts = 269
  • Missouri = 266
  • Illinois = 254
  • Pennsylvania = 243
  • Florida = 227
  • California = 217
  • Ohio = 198
  • New York = 195
  • Iowa = 182

Outside of the U.S., 647 registrations have been made by 270 banks.

Top ten countries for domain registrations:

  • South Africa = 62
  • Great Britain = 55
  • Turkey = 51
  • Spain = 44
  • Greece = 44
  • Germany = 42
  • Canada = 32
  • France = 25
  • China = 22
  • Austria = 18

fTLD continues to track the progress of .BANK on its website’s PR Tools page. You can also read about banks that have successfully migrated to a .BANK domain in the featured Success Stories as well as in a recent article from the ABA Banking Journal, “.BANK: One Year Later,” here.

Register today for our June 2 webinar “Bank’s Share Success Stories on Moving to .BANK” here or our June 9 webinar “2016 fTLD Security Requirements: What Service Providers Need to Know” here.

*Data is of 4/30/16

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