We’ve got some exciting news to share with you all. Very soon, Lisle Savings Bank will be launching a brand new website, in addition to making the move from our current .com address to the more secure and bank-only .BANK domain.
Since you may have questions about what the .BANK domain may mean, we’re sharing answers to many commonly asked questions below. As always, however, if you have a question that’s not covered below, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’re happy to help.
What is .BANK?
.BANK is a gated domain, like .gov or .edu, but for verified banks. Replacing .com, which can be purchased by anyone, .BANK quickly verifies that the website or email is authentically from our bank, so you can interact with confidence when you see the ‘.BANK’ at the end of our email address and website URL. Once we make the move and our new site is live, you’ll want to watch for .BANK in our website and any email that comes from the bank.
How is .BANK more secure?
All banks are verified and authenticated by fTLD, the .BANK administrator, prior to registering their .BANK domain, and re-verified annually thereafter. This ensures that everyone using a .BANK domain is an eligible organization. Hackers and bad actors can’t get a .BANK domain to create lookalike domains for phishing and spoofing, as they can in ‘.com’ and other publicly available Domains.
With the ‘.BANK’ visual authentication cue in place, you can quickly confirm emails and websites of ours are real and avoid interactions that could lead to identity theft and financial fraud. This authentication is also an additional layer of protection for internal and vendor communications, helping to secure against potential breaches.
All banks within the .BANK domain must also implement additional Security Requirements to help secure their sites and email, and protect them, their vendors, and their customers from phishing, spoofing, and other cyberattacks. All banks using .BANK are monitored for compliance with these security requirements on an ongoing basis.
Do I need to do anything differently when using .BANK?
Once we go live with our new website, you’ll see that our URL will end with a .BANK and no longer .COM. From that point on you’ll want to ensure you see this in the URL, and eventually all email correspondence and system alert messages will also be using the same .BANK extension for added protection.
The good news is that our .com email addresses will automatically be forwarded to our new .BANK email addresses once we’ve made the change, and our .com address will redirect to our new .BANK site automatically.
You’re the first ‘.BANK’ I’ve seen. Why haven’t all the other banks moved?
The move to .BANK is a business decision every bank must make, and plan for, based on its priorities and resources. We decided it was a priority for us to enhance our security and provide our customers with an easy way to authenticate our email communications and website and are excited of what is coming very soon.
Stay tuned for more information and a release date…
There’s more to come as the official release of our website approaches, so stay tuned. But for now, we wanted to make sure you knew more about all the great .BANK security benefits we’ll be providing as part of our website launch.