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May 3, 2018

Earlier this year fTLD received approval from ICANN for its new Dynamic Registration Verification (DRV) process which was rolled out on April 11, 2018. This new process will create a better user experience for registering and maintaining domain names. DRV will also be appealing to ICANN-Accredited Registrars that are not currently carrying .BANK and .INSURANCE as the domains are high value, have exceptionally strong renewal rates and have multiple revenue driving add-on services registrars can offer/provide.

Highlights of DRV include:

  • Verification is now conducted by fTLD before registration
  • Registrars no longer need to collect and transmit registration information or perform any verification services themselves
  • Prospective registrants may identify their registrar of choice during the verification process to have their registration token sent directly to the registrar
  • Registrars simply decode our registration token to proceed with adding the domain name(s)

Please see the following resources for additional information:

Questions about this information should be submitted to fTLD@fTLD.com.