The State Bank of India (SBI) recently announced rebranding of its website as bank.sbi.
According to SBI, the new domain name bank.sbi is the highest domain protocol known as generic top level domain (gTLD), an official statement.
“The SBI group has several businesses. For those wanting to do banking or want to know about the bank it is easier to type out www.bank.sbi.” M.K. Rekhi, General Manager -Social Media.
The SBI group having presence in insurance, mutual fund and card may also go for such Generic top-level domain (gTLD).
With this, SBI has become the first banking organisation in India to use a gTLD for its online presence and providing an exclusive experience of assurance and security to its customers.
“SBI being the largest bank has always been the pioneer in adapting new technology. SBI has always believed in providing high-tech yet secure internet experience to its customers. Bank’s own gTLD is another step in this direction,” SBI’s Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said in a statement.
Bank’s own gTLD aims at simplifying the digital experience of customers and brings in enhanced security against phishing and lookalike websites.
Due to its non-replicability, a gTLD site like “.sbi” conveys an assurance to the customer that the site is authorised, genuine and is not an inappropriate or phishing site.
The existing site of sbi.co.in will continue till customers get used to the new avtar of SBI’s secure website.