Become an fTLD Registrar

Thank you for your interest in becoming a registrar for .Bank and .Insurance. Apply and complete the onboarding process and note steps two and three may be done in parallel.

fTLD Registrar Onboarding

Complete the fTLD Registrar Application with required supporting documents: (1) Liability Insurance Certificate, (2) Non-Disclosure Agreement, and (3) Registrar Logo.

If you are already a fTLD registrar and are adding a TLD (.Bank or .Insurance), please send an email to indicating the TLD you would like to add.

  1. fTLD will review your application and upon confirmation of acceptance of your application, will send you a copy of the Registry-Registrar Agreement (RRA) and Pricing Addendum along with other information to assist in the onboarding process. Please review the contract and requirements thoroughly and contact fTLD with any questions.
  2. Once the RRA is signed and fTLD confirms the registrar can comply with the fTLD Operations Pledge (e.g., MFA process), please provide the updated version of your Registration Agreement and/or URL to be included in Exhibit A of the RRA including the required Registry Terms and Conditions (link above).
  3. Once fTLD’s review is successfully completed, fTLD will sign the RRA and provide you with a fully executed version.
  4. fTLD will initiate Registry Service Provider Onboarding and Token System Validation Onboarding with you and these may happen simultaneously.

If you are currently accredited with GoDaddy Registry, proceed to step two below.

If you are not currently accredited with GoDaddy Registry, you will need to complete their registrar Onboarding process. Once this process has been completed, skip to step two below.

  1. GoDaddy Registry will provide you with the credentials needed to test your EPP server interface for the selected TLD(s). If you have used the GoDaddy Registry pendingCreate process with other domains, you should not need to do any further testing.
  2. fTLD will notify you when you have successfully completed testing and are ready to process registrations for the selected TLD(s). NOTE: Any registrations submitted prior to completing the onboarding process will be rejected.
  3. Once you have completed the Token Validation System Onboarding process (step three of Onboarding), you can proceed to Confirmation (step four of Onboarding).

Access to the Token Validation System is made via the registrar web portal.

  1. OT&E Credential: fTLD will provide each Registrar with one OT&E credential consisting of a unique email address and assigned password for access to the registrar web portal and the API. Once the OT&E testing is complete, fTLD will provide you with production credentials.
  2. Production Credentials: two accounts are typically required for production. One account will allow access to the registrar web portal (includes manual token validation) and the other for API token validation. Each account must have a unique email address and will be provided an assigned password.

Once the above steps are complete and approved by fTLD, you will receive confirmation of your approval to offer .Bank and/or .Insurance and fTLD will add your logo and URL to the approved registrars list(s).

If you have questions, please contact