The new .bank gTLD has launched today in the US and promises to offer better online security for banks and their customers.
But with the roll out of 1,400 new gTLDs, Gunter Ollmann from NCC Group comments on whether this is the safest place on the internet for banks to be.
Gunter Ollmann, CTO of NCC Group’s Domain Services division :
“For .bank, the level of security provided is crucial. Consumers need to be absolutely certain that their personal and financial details are safe.
Open generics aren’t good for businesses or customers alike unless security has been given the utmost priority.
The Technical Policy that we created for the .trust domain is a benchmark that they should be looking at. Network, web application, email, malware and DNS risks all need to be covered.”