August 16, 2016
fTLD to make available single-character and certain two-letter names in .BANK and .INSURANCE
Previously reserved names in .BANK and .INSURANCE will become available on first-come, first-served basis subject to fTLD’s Registrant Eligibility and Name Selection Policies. As these names are deemed premium they are subject to a higher initial and renewal registration fee. Please consult with an fTLD-approved Registrar (see www.ftld.com/approved-registrars) for their price of these names.
- .BANK: These names will become available on September 15, 2016, at 12:00pm EDT. The two-letter names ICANN has authorized fTLD to release are available at https://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/bank/bank-auth-ltr-ltr-04aug15-en.pdf, https://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/bank/bank-auth-ltr-ltr-03aug16-en.pdf and AI was recently added. Through its previously conducted Request for Proposal process, fTLD has already allocated these domains: CB, T, TD, US, VR, WB and WE.
- .INSURANCE: These names will become available on October 6, 2016, at 12:00pm EDT. The two-letter names ICANN has authorized fTLD to release are available at https://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/insurance/insurance-auth-ltr-ltr-19may16-en.pdf and AI was recently added. Subsequent to the authorization ICANN communicated that AC should not have been included thus it is not available. All single-character names are available.