Drew Schiff, Director, Engagement Services at fTLD, speaks with Pinky Brand, Senior Vice President at iQ.
00:17 - Introduction and background on open vs. restricted domain extensions and overall cybersecurity threats
02:35 - The origins of the .BANK domain extension
03:46 - The application and approval process of getting .BANK into the root zone
05:00 - What is the primary benefit of the .BANK domain extension to banks and consumers?
09:22 - Who within a bank should be involved in the adoption of ..BANK?
11:11 - What are the requirements to obtain a .BANK domain name?
14:00 - Is it expensive and complex to move a bank's primary URL to .bank? How does it compare to other security, verification, and digital initiatives that banks need to undertake?
17:10 - Comments on vetting each applicant
18:47 - How are users responding to banks using a .bank domain?
22:00 - How .BANK educates registrars, banks, and consumers about .BANK
25:02 - What about premium names? Can a bank reserve or obtain more than one name or register a slogan, etc? (e.g. SuperSafe.bank)
26:42 - What other actions does the .BANK registry take to protect end-users from potential abuse threats?
28:50 - How to learn more and contact .BANK directly for a discussion
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Recorded: 10 November 2021