While website redirection and email forwarding will remain in place for the foreseeable future, you should take a moment to update your bookmark(s) to our site and any email addresses in your address book.
Our new bathsavings.bank domain helps to prevent phishing attacks against our customers, employees, and vendors by providing a visual identification cue for our emails and websites. Going forward, you should authenticate our emails and website(s) simply by looking for the .bank (rather than .com) at the end of our URL and email addresses. If it's not .bank it's not Bath Savings.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding .bank.
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 Bath Savings, 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 Bath Savings emails and websites are real, and avoid interactions that could lead to identity theft and financial fraud. This authentication is also an additional layer of protection for internal and vendor communications, helping to secure against potential breaches.
All banks within the .bank domain must also implement additional Security Requirements to help secure websites and emails, and protect the bank, our vendors and customers from phishing, spoofing and other cyberattacks. All banks using .bank are monitored for compliance with these security requirements on an ongoing basis.
Do I need to do anything differently now that you're in .bank?
Our email addresses and website URL now end in .bank. From now on, before interacting with emails from Bath Savings, and before you enter your username and password on our website, simply look for the .bank to authenticate the email or website is ours.
Our bathsavings.com email addresses are forwarding to our new bathsavings.bank email addresses, and our bathsavings.com website redirects to our new bathsavings.bank site, but over time you should update your address book and bookmark for bathsavings.bank.
You're the first .bank I've seen, why haven't all the other banks moved?
The move to .bank is a business decision every bank must make, and plan for, based on its priorities and resources. We decided it was a priority for us to enhance our security and provide our customers with an easy way to authenticate our email communications and website.