Episode 12

How .BANK addresses the Cybersecurity Problem | Guest: Drew Schiff

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

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Wisdom, knowledge and opinions from domain name industry veterans and experts. Hosted by Pinky Brand, SVP at iQ.