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NYC Strippers Strike; Still Don’t Get Bitcoin? Here’s an Explanation For Five-Year-Olds

Bitcoin: The World’s Most Dramatic Bubble Ever? or.. Why Be Kind in a Cruel World; Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin To Pass $7,900; Facebook Just Made a Move That’s Terrifying for Brands–and a Real Loss for Users; The internet name many banks are afraid to use; Social-Media App Musical.ly Is Acquired for as Much as $1 Billion; […]

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Domain reads: .Com for uptime, .Bank transitions

Domain industry pros should read these two articles. I read a couple of interesting domain name related stories over the past few days that should be interesting to DNW readers. They give perspectives on domain names from people outside the domain name industry. The first is a story from social media stream company Stream titled […]

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Lead Bank moves from a .com to a dot .Bank domain

Lead Bank has moved from a long .com version to the regulated dot .Bank domain, Lead.Bank. Lead Bank is a local community bank in Missouri with more than $141 million in assets. First established in 1928, Lead Bank currently has over forty associates and executives staffing three branch locations serving the Kansas City region. When […]

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A UDRP in .bank? That’s a lost battle.

It seems like it would be impossible to cybersquat a .bank domain name. National Arbitration Forum handed down a decision for MySummit.bank today. This is the first UDRP filed against a .bank domain and may well be the last. Why? Well, to register a .bank domain you have to be part of the banking community […]

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Craig Schwartz – DNW Podcast #81

A look at two industry-specific domain names. Craig Schwartz, formerly with ICANN, is managing director of fTLD. Unlike other new top level domain name companies, fTLD was set up by industry associations to run the .bank and .insurance domain names for the benefit of its members. Craig discusses this approach and its success so far, […]

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Registrars object to “unreasonable” .bank demands

Registrars are upset with fTLD Registry Services for trying to impose new rules on selling .bank domains that they say are “unreasonable”. The Registrar Stakeholder Group formally relayed its concerns about a proposed revision of the .bank Registry-Registrar Agreement to ICANN at the weekend. A key sticking point is fTLD’s demand that each registrar selling […]

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Cybercrime and gTLDs : Europe invests in .Bank domains

Cybercrime, in the form of financial institution domain spoofing, has cost banks and consumers billions of dollars in 2015 alone. Dot .Bank, the managed, authorized gTLD to be used by Banks, is changing that fast. Hundreds of European banks are registering with dot .Bank, to ensure that their customers receive protection from unauthorized account transactions. […]

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Cybersecurity : Your Bank’s domain name is about to change

The URL you visit for online banking may soon be changing; and that’s for the best. In a Fool.com article covering the ongoing transition of banks and financial institutions to the dot .Bank domain, Jay Jenkins makes a bold prediction: “.bank will soon make .com obsolete for bank websites.” Jenkins emphasizes the elevated importance of […]

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Farmers Bank & Trust Switches From .Com To .Bank Domain

Farmers Bank & Trust which has branches in Arkansas and Texas and approximately $1.2 billion in assets has changed its domain name from .com to a .bank Farmers Bank which was using myfbtbank.com at it’s website has switched to  myfarmers.bank. At this time, visitors can still access the Farmers Bank & Trust website through the […]

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36% Of All US Banks Have Purchased a .Bank Domain Name

fTLD Registry the operator for .Bank announced today that 36% of U.S. banks have purchased a .BANK domain name and many are planning as using them for their online banking operations making .Bank the first break out success of the new gTLD program from an end user perceptive. “Since May 2015, 2,465 banks have purchased […]

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