New Web Address for South Atlantic Bank
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, August 18, 2015 – South Atlantic Bank is moving to new real estate on the Internet, exchanging its .com digs for the financially-oriented and security-driven .bank domain. .bank is one of more than 1000 new generic top level domain (gTLD) names that will be developed and implemented over the next several years.
The bank’s new website address is now SouthAtlantic.bank. The bank’s e-mail addresses will also change to .bank. South Atlantic Bank is the first community bank along the Grand Strand to move to .bank.
The .bank domain is operated by fTLD Registry, a private company owned, operated, and governed by banks, insurance companies and their trade associations. fTLD Registry ensures that the .bank domain is controlled by the financial services industry and operates in the best of interest of banks and their customers. fTLD Registry also has responsibility for .insurance.
Stronger security requirements set .bank apart from other gTLDs such as .com.
- Only legitimate, verified members of the global banking community are awarded .bank domain names.
- Registration data is re-verified every two years.
- Multi-factor authentication ensures that changes to registration data are made only by authorized users of the domain name.
- Email authentication reduces spoofing, phishing and other activities.
- Strong encryption ensures security of communication over the Internet.
- Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) ensure that Internet users are landing on legitimate websites and not imposter sites.
- Anonymous registrations that cybercriminals use to pose as legitimate entities are prohibited.
- Domains are hosted on .bank nameservers to ensure compliance with all technical security requirements.
K. Wayne Wicker, South Atlantic Bank chairman of the board and chief executive officer, said, “As customers increasingly migrate to online and mobile banking services, banks need to take every opportunity to continually improve security for online commerce. By making the move to .bank, we are committed to providing customers with a safe and secure environment for their online and mobile banking activities.”
Customers who access the bank’s website or send e-mail via the .com address will be redirected automatically to the .bank address, which affords them all of the security of the new domain.