.Bank FAQ


5Star Bank has a new web address: "5STAR.BANK". You can still access our website via 5StarBankUS.com, but we encourage you to update your browser's bookmarks with 5STAR.BANK

Where did .BANK come from?

In 2008, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICAN​N) approved the program to open up the internet to thousands of new Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) in addition to existing ones such as .COM and .ORG. In response to the expansion and in recognition of what this could mean to financial institutions, their customers, and internet users, a coalition of banks, insurance companies, and financial services trade associations partnered to establish fTLD Registry Services (fTLD) in order to apply for and operate the .BANK and .INSURANCE gTLDs on behalf of the global banking and insurance communities.

Why .BANK?

.BANK is a trusted, verified, more secure and easily identifiable location on the Internet for the global banking community and the customers it serves. The .BANK gTLD has enhanced Security Requirements​ that exceed that of most existing and new gTLDs. In addition, it opens up much needed real estate on the Internet, providing new marketing and branding opportunities.

Who is eligible for a .BANK domain?

Only verified members of the global banking community are eligible to register domains. For banks it includes charter verification with the registrant’s regulator.