twitter linkedin
facebook google+

Mortgage News

News by Subject
Complete list of specialty news sections.

Purchase Subscription
Subscribe to and get immediate access to all news, statistics and archives.

Mortgage Advertising
Reach mortgage executives, loan originators and other people tied to mortgage industry.

Consumer Mortgage News
Free mortgage news for prospective borrowers.

Mortgage Newsletter
Free e-mail newsletter with the latest headlines from

Mortgage News Reprints
Put entire stories in your online or printed newsletter or publication.

Mortgage Feedget RSS code
Condensed stories free on your Web site or for your RSS reader.

News Archives
Archive of stories by month going back to 1999.

Press Releases
Reports and announcements from

Mortgage Statistics
Data and statistics for real estate finance.

Mortgage Directories
Directories of lenders, branch operators and mortgage service providers.

Mortgage Graphs
Directories of lenders, branch operators and mortgage service providers.

home subscribe advertise reprints e-mail help RSS about us LOG IN

Mortgage News


Mortgage News

HOT Topics









site map
Mortgage Technology news
Technology news for originators, executives and servicers. Coverage of LOS systems, loan product and p r i c i n g engines and other technology offered to the mortgage industry.

Bankers Seeking Specialized Internet Addresses

Higher level of security sought for online banking

May 31, 2012

By staff

Financial institutions around the globe hope to provide consumers with a more secure system to conduct banking services online by replacing the dot-com extensions on financial websites.

Instead, banks would host online financial services on websites that end in ".bank" and provide an extra layer of security.

Bankers in Australia, Europe and the United States are on board with the idea.

An application has been made by the American Bankers Association and the Financial Services Roundtable to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers -- or ICANN -- to operate the top-level domain ".bank," an announcement Thursday said. They are also requesting the ability to operate the ".insurance" top-level domain.

In addition to the ABA, the initiative has been endorsed by American Bankers Insurance Association and the Independent Community Bankers of America as well as the Australian Bankers' Association, British Bankers' Association and European Banking Federation. The International Banking Federation and numerous financial services institutions have also thrown their support behind the move.

"The industry's goals are to provide unparalleled online security and to safeguard consumers against imposter websites, thereby reducing malicious behavior and fraud," the statement said. "The new .bank and .insurance domains will adhere to the 31 security standards the roundtable and ABA submitted to ICANN in December 2011, with the request that any new financially-oriented generic top level domains be required to provide heightened security."

Participants that utilize the new top-level domains would be required to be chartered by their financial regulators in their home countries, while other financial entities would be vetted to ensure compliance with strict registration requirements.

The requests were made in response to concern about ICANN's plan to proceed with financial generic top level domains.

"The roundtable and ABA are responding through engagement to ensure that if financial domains are created, they represent legitimate financial entities, are highly secure and prevent customer confusion," ABA said.

next story

back to current headlines

Bank news

Logout forgot

SUBSCRIBERS: Edit Subscription | Subscription Help | or call 214.521.1300

Subscribe Contact Us Site Map

Copyright © 2017 Mortgage Daily, D a l l a s
Subsribers Only:

AMC directory

ARM indexes

mortgage company directory

mortgage regulations

net branch directory

p r i c i n g engine directory

wholesale lender directory

More Mortgage News Resources (full site map):

advertising news

appraisal news

bank news

biggest lenders

commercial mortgage news

corporate mortgage news

credit news

FHA news

financial regulation news

foreclosure news

GSE news

jumbo mortgage news

interest rates

loan modification news

loan originator survey

LOS Newsletter


mortgage associations

mortgage-backed securities

mortgage books

mortgage brokers

mortgage compliance

mortgage conferences

mortgage directories

mortgage education

mortgage employment

mortgage employment index

mortgage executives

mortgage fraud

mortgage fraud blog

mortgage fraud local news

Mortgage Fraud Index

Mortgage Graveyard

mortgage insurance news

mortgage lawsuits

mortgage leads

mortgage lender ranking

mortgage licenses

mortgage litigation

Mortgage Litigation Index

Mortgage Market Index

mortgage mergers

mortgage news

mortgage politics

mortgage press releases

mortgage production

mortgage public relations

mortgage rates

mortgage servicing

mortgage statistics

mortgage technology

mortgage video

mortgage Webinars

net branch

net branch directory

nonprime news

origination news

originator tools

real estate news

refinance news

reverse mortgage news

secondary marketing

social media

servicing news

subprime news

wholesale lenders