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The .bank advantage
As the first bank in central Texas to make the switch to the .bank domain, we have created a trusted, more secure online identity for you to conduct your business with us.
Our new web address provides robust security and meets strict verification requirements that will reduce the risk of cyber threats. This enables us to build a high-trust, more secure environment for you that can be easily identified with our institution. Through this change, we believe we can offer you the enhanced level of service and security you deserve.
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.
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 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 our internal and vendor communications, helping us to further 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 the .bank domain are monitored for compliance with these security requirements on an ongoing basis.
Do I need to do anything differently now that CB&T has a .BANK domain?
Our email addresses and website URL now end in .bank. From now on, before interacting with emails from us, and before you enter your username and password on our website, simply look for the ".bank" to ensure the email or website is ours.