FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MADISON, Wis., and WASHINGTON (April 13, 2017) – CUNA, with the generous support of CUNA Mutual Group and CO-OP Financial Services, was able to secure the rights to the .creditunion domain from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Beginning this summer, credit unions will be able to register and use a .creditunion domain name of their choice to serve as a trusted source identifier on the internet for their members.
“This is great news for credit unions everywhere,” said Jill Tomalin, deputy chief of staff & chief operating officer at CUNA. “This new domain will not only help differentiate credit unions from other financial institutions, but also help create more member awareness around the credit union difference. The domain will be used to help credit unions provide information, education and services to their more than 100 million members.”
The .creditunion domain will be available to all U.S. credit unions through approved ICANN accredited registrars. Credit unions with qualified trademark rights will be able to register their domains beginning in May, while all other credit unions will be able to register their domains on a first-come, first-serve basis starting in June 2017.
In April, CUNA will be hosting a webinar to provide a general overview of the .creditunion initiative and the registration process to members. This webinar is free, but sign-up is required. To register, click here.
To stay up to date on the latest information on the .creditunion domain, please fill out the inquiry form.
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Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by more than 100 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. CUNA will be providing management support services to.creditunion on behalf of CUNA Performance Resources, the Registry Operator of the domain.