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New web address adds additional layers of online security.

New .BANK Web Address

We would like to introduce you to our new web address, It adds layers of security to your already secure online environment when visiting our web site. We will explain the importance on this web page. But first a few things we are asking you to do:

  • Look for the .bank in the URL address bar
  • Update your bookmarks to on all of your devices
  • Make sure you see a green bar or green lock in the URL area when .bank is present. That means it is a secure web site
  • Read the information provided below to get an understanding of the great new security features .bank offers


A .BANK domain is added protection against phishing, the #1 cyber attack and starting point of most cyber breaches.

Breaches and phishing attacks hit all-time records in 2017 and 2018. With Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, bad actors are gathering more data to create increasingly convincing phishing emails, and are sending the attacks to an exponential number of targets. With the increasing volume and sophistication of these attacks, it is critical to educate our customers on how to identify phishing emails and spoofed sites, so they do not accidentally click through and provide access to sensitive information for use in financial crimes, identity theft and breaches.


.BANK is our online stamp of trust.
A simple, quick and thorough way to protect against cyber attacks.

As a verified domain, bad actors simply cannot get a domain or email address that impersonate our bank's web addresses and phish for information. In common domains (e.g., .com) it is possible for anyone to purchase a domain that looks nearly identical to an official domain, using a variety of strategies and tactics, in order to phish for information. Cyber criminals are unable to impersonate verified domains like .BANK. A .BANK domain permits you to operate in a gated community, giving you a visual cue to recognize that you are secure. It's a simple message: “If it's .BANK, it's us."


".BANK adds additional layers of security
to make your online banking session secure."


How Does .Bank Protect You?

Debit Card Support Information

Only verified members of the global banking community are approved for .BANK domain names.

  • Like .gov for government entities or .edu for educational institutions, there's .BANK, a standardized, verified domain for financial institutions.
Domain Name Integrity

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) ensure that you are not being misdirected to malicious websites.

  • .BANK creates brick and mortar location assurance for your online presence - when you visit our web site, you are assured to be communicating and transacting with us.
Strong Encryption

All .BANK domains must employ powerful encryption, insuring strict confidentiality in all online interactions and mitigating exposure to cyber threats.

  • Mandatory security compliance and monitoring let you conduct financial transactions and communications online without fear of having your data compromised.


What steps are taken to make .bank secure?

Every .BANK domain name is verified and supports robust security requirements, including:

  • Mandatory verification and re-verification of charter/licensure/authorized person/names for regulated entities by fTLD;

  • Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) to ensure that internet users are landing on legitimate websites and not being misdirected to malicious ones;

  • Email authentication to ensure brand protection by mitigating spoofing, phishing and other email-borne activities;

  • Multi-factor authentication for changes to the domain information to ensure that any change to registration data is made only by authorized users of the registered entity;

  • Strong encryption to ensure confidentiality and integrity of communications and transactions over the internet; and

  • Prohibition of Proxy/Privacy Registration Services to ensure full disclosure of domain registration information so bad actors cannot hide.


The Bottom Line

We hope the information above adequately explains how important it is for First Community Bank and Trust to have a verified .bank domain. We want you to know that we take every step we can to ensure that your personal and private information is secure. We are always striving to keep our customers safe online and .BANK is an essential part of accomplishing that goal. As new technologies become available, rest assured we will be proactive in implementing the latest and most up-to-date safeguards to protect you.