World’s leading web security solution provider Symantec™ is now selected as “.bank” and “.insurance” domain verification agent.
fTLD registry service, LLC and American Banker Association (ABA) have recently signed an agreement with Symantec™ to provide an extended layer of security and verification on generic top-level domains ‘.bank’ and ‘.insurance’. Symantec™ is already offering domain authentication and validation on industries top-level domains such as ‘.com, .org, .net, .edu, .gov, .biz, .info, country domain names, etc…’, now Symantec™ agrees to validate ‘.bank’ and ‘.insurance’ domains.
fTLD Registry Service, LLC has submitted an application to ICANN to manage both .bank and .insurance domain names and also committed to enforcing a very strict registration requirement for user/website eligibility & domain name selection policy.
How Symantec will secure .bank and .insurance domains?
As per the agreement, Symantec™ will be responsible for adding an extra security layer on new “.bank” and “.insurance” domains by ensuring the company applying for the domain name is eligible. The individual who applies for the domain name must be an authorized employee of the company and the domain name must comply with fTLD Registry Service, LLC policy. As the market leader, Symantec™ will continue to offer SSL support and domain verification.
Why fTLD chose Symantec™ as domain verification agent?
As a global leader, Symantec™ has been dedicated to securing websites, networks, software, web servers and user’s database since 1982. Symantec™ is today’s most trusted web security provider that offers Antivirus, data backup, network security, vulnerability scanner, trust seals and SSL Certificates to end users. Millions of home users, leading businesses, government agencies, and software developers are using security products of Symantec™. Due to the increase in cyber-attacks in the banking and insurance industry, fTLD& ABA selected Symantec™ as the domain verification agent to increase security and reassure users that their financial information will be secured.
Roxane Divol, SVP and GM, Trust Services at Symantec™ said, “Trust and security are the foundations of the banking and insurance industries”. She also said “We are partnering with fTLD to provide an ever-greater level of assurance to customers doing online financial transactions through top-level domains. We are proud that fTLD selected us to provide these services.”
In Sept 2014, ICANN has accepted fTLD’s request to manage both .bank & .insurance domains and they’ll be available from mid-2015 with Symantec™ as the Security Agent.
- fTLD registry Service, LTD
- ABA (American Banker Association)
- Official fTLD Statement for choosing Symantec™
ICANN (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a non-profit and public benefit corporation which is dedicated to keeping the internet world secured and stable.