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Thursday, July 18, 2013

ABA-Backed Group Pursuing .bank, .insurance Domains

ABA, along with ABIA, is one of the founders of fTLD Registry Services, which was formed to secure the rights to operate generic top-level domains for use by the banking and insurance communities. In 2012, fTLD submitted community-based applications for .bank and .insurance to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

If approved later this year, fTLD will provide a protected, trusted and easily identifiable space on the Internet for verified members in these industries and the consumers they serve. With governance from banking and insurance institutions and associations, fTLD will provide verified members of the banking and insurance communities the opportunity to register a domain name in a secured .bank and .insurance environment.

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