fTLD will auction the following Registry Operator Reserved Names and the Auction Process is available here:
The allocation phase of the auction will close on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5pm EDT (check here for your local time).
fTLD Posts Amendments to Registrant Eligibility Policy for .INSURANCE
fTLD updates Affirmation of Commitments
Andrew Kennedy, BITS-BPI Cybersecurity Advisor to fTLD, Comments: Don’t Get Hooked on Phishing
Report Posted for Public Comment Proceeding
fTLD Posts Proposed Amendments to Registrant Eligibility Policies for .BANK and .INSURANCE for Public Comment.
Andrew Kennedy, BITS-BPI Cybersecurity Advisor to fTLD, Comments on Email-Borne Fraud and Abuse: To See or Not to See
fTLD approves modification to Security Requirement #4 for TLS/Encryption
fTLD’s Board of Directors approves Advisory Council supported modifications to the Policy Development Process (PDP) Policy. The final version is available here. A redline of the PDP Policy is available here.
fTLD will auction the following Reserved Name and the Domain Name Auction Process is accessible here:
Junior Payne, DNS Security Expert, Suggestions for a Successful DNS Migration without Disrupting DNSSEC
fTLD approves modification to Security Requirement #6 for DNSSEC on MX Resource Records.
fTLD Registry Services’ (fTLD) domains, .BANK and .INSURANCE, will become the first non-Google Top-Level Domains (TLDs) to enforce HTTPS secure encryption via the HSTS preload list beginning January 18, 2018.
fTLD’s .BANK and .INSURANCE domains get security boost in web browsers with their addition to the preload list for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). This security policy will enforce secure connections between web browsers and all websites across .BANK and .INSURANCE.
fTLD has created new tools for .INSURANCE registrants looking to migrate to their new domains. The Registrant Security Requirements and fTLD Operations Pledge are available at: https://www.register.insurance/security.
Adam Palmer, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cyber Security Advisor to fTLD, Comments on ICANN’s Plan to Conduct Root Zone KSK Rollover.
Andrew Kennedy, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cyber Security Advisor to fTLD, Comments on Strengthening Trust in Email Communications.
fTLD announces the availability of a new resource and tool, Secure Your Browser, for .INSURANCE registrants to inform customers and visitors to their websites about why and how to Secure Your Browser and they are accessible at https://www.register.insurance/resources/.
fTLD shares updates and reminders about current programs and available materials in our Newsletter for .INSURANCE registrants.
fTLD continues to develop resources to assist .INSURANCE registrants in activating their domain names. The newest resource is the Quick Start Guide and it’s accessible at https://www.register.insurance/guide/.
Andrew Kennedy, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cybersecurity Advisor to fTLD, Comments on Preventing DNS Hijacking through Multifactor Authentication.
fTLD is committed to periodically reviewing its Security Requirements to ensure they are responsive to changing needs in security and the banking and insurance communities. fTLD’s Board of Directors recently approved changes to the Security Requirements.
fTLD’s Operating Manager recently approved a revision to the use restriction applicable to Service Providers that removes the prohibition on using a .INSURANCE domain name for marketing purposes. The use restriction specified in the Implementation Guidelines annexed to the Registrant Eligibility Policy for .INSURANCE, accessible at https://www.register.insurance/policies, has been updated to reflect this change.
fTLD has extended the Trademark Claims period for .INSURANCE to June 15, 2018.
Andrew Kennedy, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cybersecurity Advisor to fTLD, Comments on Protecting Your Brand’s Email Channel.
fTLD launches its LinkedIn .INSURANCE showcase page! We are excited to build a vibrant network of insurance and technology professionals and we hope that you actively join the conversation.
fTLD Announces Approved Third-Party Providers
fTLD Posts Guides to Leveraging an fTLD Domain to Assist Registrants in Planning and Activating their .BANK and .INSURANCE Domain Names.
Andrew Kennedy, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cybersecurity Advisor to fTLD, Comments on Security and Trust in .BANK and .INSURANCE Domain Names.
fTLD Posts Application for Third-Party Providers to Assist .BANK and .INSURANCE Registrants
To assist .BANK and .INSURANCE registrants with options for third-party providers that can help them comply with any of fTLD Registry Services’ (fTLD) Security Requirements, fTLD invites qualified providers to submit an Application so they may be considered for inclusion on a list [...]
fTLD Posts Issues Report and Proposed Amendments to Registrant Eligibility Policies for .BANK and .INSURANCE
fTLD, in consultation with its Advisory Council, and consistent with its Policy Development Process Policy, has proposed Amendments to the Registrant Eligibility Policies for .BANK and .INSURANCE to include a new class of registrant, eligible for automatic approval, for regulated/supervised holding [...]
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 [...]
‘.INSURANCE’ Opens for General Availability
WASHINGTON, D.C., – June 13, 2016 – “.INSURANCE,” the new internet web extension exclusively for insurance providers and distributors around the world will open for general availability on June 15 at 00:00:00 UTC. Managed by fTLD Registry Services, an organization owned, operated and governed by banks, insurance companies and financial services trade associations, .INSURANCE [...]
fTLD posts Registry Operator Reserved Names in .INSURANCE. Please see the list here.
fTLD issues Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to Allocate Reserved Names. Please see more information here.
fTLD updates website to include important details about .INSURANCE launch (e.g., Policies, Timeline, FAQ).
Domain Names Increasingly Becoming More Relevant, Not Less
When it comes to attracting new customers, your business website is the one-stop shop for introducing potential buyers to your mission, your products and your team. But with all the competing chatter about the role of social media and mobile apps, it’s harder than ever to get customers [...]
fTLD issues Request for Proposal (RFP) to Allocate Reserved Names. Please see more information here.
fTLD’s Board of Directors approves Advisory Council supported modifications to the following four Policies and/or their Implementation Guidelines:
- Acceptable Use / Anti-Abuse Policy – to permit fTLD to impose use restrictions on registrants
- Name Selection Policy – to incorporate fTLD’s Acceptable Use / Anti-Abuse Policy
- Registrant Eligibility Policy Implementation Guidelines – to [...]
.BANK Launches into General Availability – More than 700 applications during sunrise period
fTLD selects Architelos to monitor security, protect consumers in the .BANK and .INSURANCE domains.
fTLD announces Heather Diaz joins as Director, Compliance and Policy.
fTLD issues Community Service Announcement regarding entities authorized to provide domain name registration services for .BANK.
fTLD submits letter to ICANN re: Enhanced Consumer Protection Safeguards in .BANK and .INSURANCE.
fTLD submits letter to ICANN providing updated security requirements recommended by its community-based security requirements working group. These requirements supersede those developed in 2011 by the American Bankers Association and the Financial Services Roundtable that ICANN included by reference in [...]