New URL! New Security!
As a part of our ongoing commitment to provide our clients with the most secure online experience, “valleyrepublicbank.com” is now “valleyrepublic.bank”.
What is .bank?
.bank is a gated domain, like .gov or .edu, but for verified banks. While .com domains can be purchased by anyone, .bank quickly verifies that the website or email is authentically from Valley Republic Bank. 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, and re-verified annually thereafter. This ensures everyone using a .bank domain is an eligible financial institution.
Hackers and bad actors can’t get a .bank domain to create lookalike domains for phishing and spoofing, as they can with ‘.com’ and other publicly available domains. With the ‘.bank’ visual authentication cue in place you can quickly confirm emails and websites of ours are real, and avoid interactions that could lead to identity theft and financial fraud. This authentication is also an additional layer of protection for our internal and vendor communications, helping us to further secure against potential breaches.
All banks within the .bank domain must also implement additional security features to help secure their sites and email, and protect them, their vendors and their 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 a .bank?
Our email addresses and website URL now end in .bank. From now on, before interacting with emails from us, 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 .com email addresses will forward to our new .bank email addresses, and our .com website redirects to our new .bank site, but over time you should update your address book and bookmark for our site. Emails sent to you from Valley Republic Bank will come from .bank addresses (eg: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Will the myVRB Online Banking URL bar reflect .bank?
No, myVRB’s Online Banking URL will NOT change. The secure online banking environment already provides the highest levels of security and authentication for you.
You're the first '.bank' I've seen, why haven't all the other banks moved?
Close to 5,000 .bank domain names have been registered thus far, with over 300 banks now actively using the .bank domain name. The move to .bank is a business decision every bank must make, and plan for, based on its own 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 so we’ve made the move to .bank.