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August 7, 2018

Junior Payne, DNS Security Expert, Suggestions for a Successful DNS Migration without Disrupting DNSSEC

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July 5, 2018

Updated fTLD Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Cookie Statement

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June 19, 2018

fTLD approves modification to Security Requirement #6 for DNSSEC on MX Resource Records.

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January 17, 2018

Updated fTLD Privacy Policy

fTLD periodically reviews its Policies to ensure they reflect the ever-evolving environment in which we operate and serve the best interests of the global banking and insurance communities and their customers. fTLD’s Privacy Policy provides important information on the collection and use of personal data, as a result of your use of [...]

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January 8, 2018

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.

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December 5, 2017

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.

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September 15, 2017

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.

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September 5, 2017

Adam Palmer, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cyber Security Advisor to fTLD, Comments on ICANN’s Plan to Conduct Root Zone KSK Rollover.

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August 23, 2017

Andrew Kennedy, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cyber Security Advisor to fTLD, Comments on Strengthening Trust in Email Communications.

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August 8, 2017

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/.

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June 15, 2017

fTLD shares updates and reminders about current programs and available materials in our Newsletter for .INSURANCE registrants.

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May 15, 2017

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/.

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May 1, 2017

Andrew Kennedy, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cybersecurity Advisor to fTLD, Comments on Preventing DNS Hijacking through Multifactor Authentication.

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April 24, 2017

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.

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April 21, 2017

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.

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April 19, 2017

fTLD has extended the Trademark Claims period for .INSURANCE to June 15, 2018.

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March 7, 2017

Andrew Kennedy, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cybersecurity Advisor to fTLD, Comments on Protecting Your Brand’s Email Channel.

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February 23, 2017

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.

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January 12, 2017

fTLD Announces Approved Third-Party Providers

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December 9, 2016

fTLD Posts Guides to Leveraging an fTLD Domain to Assist Registrants in Planning and Activating their .BANK and .INSURANCE Domain Names.

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October 25, 2016

Andrew Kennedy, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS Cybersecurity Advisor to fTLD, Comments on Security and Trust in .BANK and .INSURANCE Domain Names.

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October 24, 2016

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 [...]

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August 22, 2016

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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June 13, 2016

‘.INSURANCE’ Opens for General Availability (Fact Sheet)

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June 13, 2016

‘.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 [...]

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May 14, 2016

fTLD posts 2016 Security Requirements, FAQ about recent modifications and redline of changes from 2014.

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February 16, 2016

fTLD posts Registry Operator Reserved Names in .INSURANCE. Please see the list here.

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February 16, 2016

fTLD issues Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to Allocate Reserved Names. Please see more information here.

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January 26, 2016

fTLD updates website to include important details about .INSURANCE launch (e.g., Policies, Timeline, FAQ).

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December 16, 2015

fTLD blogs about registration numbers in .BANK.

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December 3, 2015

fTLD blogs about registration numbers in .BANK.

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November 16, 2015

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 [...]

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November 12, 2015

fTLD issues Study on use of redirection in .BANK.

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October 21, 2015

fTLD blogs about registration numbers in .BANK.

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September 30, 2015

fTLD issues Request for Proposal (RFP) to Allocate Reserved Names. Please see more information here.

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August 28, 2015

fTLD’s Board of Directors approves Advisory Council supported modifications to the following four Policies and/or their Implementation Guidelines:

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July 23, 2015

fTLD announces success of .BANK launch.

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July 9, 2015

fTLD issues Advisory on use of redirection in .BANK.

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June 18, 2015

.BANK Launches into General Availability – More than 700 applications during sunrise period

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June 2, 2015

fTLD selects Architelos to monitor security, protect consumers in the .BANK and .INSURANCE domains.

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May 14, 2015

fTLD announces .BANK Sunrise period to open on May 18, 2015 at 00:00:00 UTC (8pm EDT and check http://bit.ly/1zQphew for your local time). Please see the media fact sheet.

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March 31, 2015

fTLD announces Heather Diaz joins as Director, Compliance and Policy.

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March 30, 2015

fTLD issues Community Service Announcement regarding entities authorized to provide domain name registration services for .BANK.

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February 23, 2015

fTLD Registry signs contract with ICANN to operate .INSURANCE. See news release and contract.

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January 9, 2015

fTLD submits letter to ICANN re: Enhanced Consumer Protection Safeguards in .BANK and .INSURANCE.

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December 19, 2014

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 [...]

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