45% Of US Banks Own A .BANK Domain Name

It has been one year since the .BANK internet new domain name extension launched in May 2015, and the number of domain name registrations now stands at over 5,900.

In this initial year, 45% of banks in the U.S. have registered domain names – according to fTLD’s latest infographic. (see below) fTLD has tracked 2,575 U.S. banks registering a total of 5,212 .BANK domain names in this period. The average bank has registered 2.1 domain names.

However, banks aren’t the only ones registering .BANK domain names. 32 domains have been registered by trade associations and 24 have been registered by service providers.

Top ten U.S. states for domain registrations:

  • Texas= 421
  • Massachusetts = 269
  • Missouri = 266
  • Illinois = 254
  • Pennsylvania = 243
  • Florida = 227
  • California = 217
  • Ohio = 198
  • New York = 195
  • Iowa = 182

Outside of the U.S., 647 registrations have been made by 270 banks.

Top ten countries for domain registrations:

  • South Africa = 62
  • Great Britain = 55
  • Turkey = 51
  • Spain = 44
  • Greece = 44
  • Germany = 42
  • Canada = 32
  • France = 25
  • China = 22
  • Austria = 18

The registry has opened a Request for Proposal process to apply for single-character and certain two-letter domain names that closes on May 31, 2016; details are available at https://www.register.bank/rfp-process-single-character-and-two-letter-names/.



About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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